31/03/2014

Appeal Over Missing Sex Offender

Police in Scotland have appealed for help in tracing a registered sex offender who has gone missing.

According to reports, 45-year-old Lorcan Halton from the Saracen area of Glasgow, was due to appear in court on 15 January 2014. However, he never showed.

He was last seen on 9 January, in Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, where he boarded a ferry to Belfast.

Detectives from Police Scotland have said that despite an "extensive" search operation, any attempt to locate Halton have been unsuccessful.

An appeal has now been launched to find him and anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately. Members of the public have been warned not to approach Halton.

He is described as white, around 6ft tall and of medium build with brown hair. He also has a distinctive scar on his right arm.

When he was last spotted, he was wearing dark jeans and a shirt.

Police Scotland can be contacted by dialling 101, while Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555 111.

(JP)

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