Sex offenders missing in the East Mids

10 March 2015, 07:45

New figures have revealed there are fourteen sex offenders in the East Midlands that have gone missing in February and early March.

New figures have revealed there are 14 sex offenders in the East Midlands that have gone missing in February and early March.

It's after a freedom of information request reveleaved Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire police forces didn't know where some of their convicted offenders were.

Registered sex offenders, including rapists and paedophiles are required to tell police officers if they move house.

In Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire there are 6 offenders missing, in Leicestershire theres 2.

The forces say the figures could change though as arrests are made and new cases come to light.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: ``The UK has some of the toughest powers in the world to deal with sex offenders and we are committed to ensuring the system is as robust as possible.

``It is for the police to manage offenders in their area, but we work closely with forces to ensure legislation is effective and that officers have all the tools they need.''

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