Search for bail breach sex offender from Fleetwood

Lee Shaw
Image caption Lee Shaw poses "a significant risk of harm", police said

An appeal for a "very high risk sex offender" has been launched by Lancashire Police.

Registered sex offender Lee Shaw, 27, is wanted for offences of breach of bail and failing to notify.

He appeared at Fleetwood Magistrates' Court on 1 September and was remanded on bail to live and sleep at an address in the town.

However, he has failed to report to the police and keep an appointment with the Probation Service.

Yorkshire accent

The last positive sighting of Shaw was on 15 September in Sheffield, police said.

Shaw was convicted in 2003 at Edinburgh High Court and sentenced to 18 months for offences of lewd, indecent and libidinous behaviour after he sexually assaulted a young boy.

Shaw has links to Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire.

He is described as white, 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build, with blue eyes and short fair hair. He also has a Yorkshire accent.

Det Insp Phil Jones from Lancashire Police, said: "Lee Shaw is a very high risk sex offender with a conviction for a serious sexual offence.

"I believe he poses a significant risk of harm and I would appeal to anyone who knows where he may be to get in touch with us."

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