26/02/2007

'High-risk' sex offender rearrested

A high-risk sex offender who has been missing since last week, has been detained by police in Garvagh, County Londonderry.

Robert Wallace, 78, who was residing in Belfast had not been seen since Thursday morning, despite attempts to locate him.

Police had issued a public appeal after he failed to comply with his probation conditions for the second time in seven months.

The PSNI described him as posing a serious risk, particularly to vulnerable women and children.

Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris told reporters despite Mr Wallace’s age, he still had “very significant” concerns about Wallace.

(JM/SP)

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