Missing Lancashire sex offender John Wilcock found

John Wilcock
Image caption Convicted sex offender John Wilcock failed to inform police of his whereabouts

A sex offender from Blackburn who went missing has handed himself into police after a media appeal, Lancashire Police said.

John Wilcock was wanted in connection with an alleged assault and failing to keep the authorities informed of his whereabouts.

Police arrested the 27-year-old on Thursday night. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Wilcock was placed on the sex offenders register for ten years in 2011.

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