Detectives are appealing for help to locate a man who is wanted for breaching his licence conditions. Officers have advised the public not to approach the man, but immediately call 999.
David Chadwick, 58 and of Weymouth, was recently released from prison, having been convicted of sexual offences against children in 2013. After breaching his license conditions in Wednesday 10 February, he is now wanted by the police.
Detective Inspector Richard Dixey said: “I am releasing a photograph of David Chadwick in the hope that someone will know his whereabouts.
“Anyone who sees David should not approach him, as he presents a risk to the public, but immediately contact Dorset Police on 999.
“There may be various reasons why he has not complied with his licence conditions and I appeal to him directly to make contact with police at the earliest opportunity.”
David Chadwick is described as white, of medium build, around five feet 10 inches tall, with short grey hair and a small scar on his left cheek.
When last seen he was wearing a dark coloured, Barbour style, jacket and glasses. He was also carrying A4 paperwork.
DI Dixey continued: “I’d like to assure members of the public that officers are making every effort to find this man as soon as possible.
“I’d also like to remind members of the public that all calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”
UPDATE 12 February: It has been established that David Chadwick alighted a London-bound train to Moreton in Dorset on 10 February. He arrived there at 12.40pm and it is understood that he purchased a sleeping bag on the same day. Police say it is possible he is sleeping in outbuildings within the area. They are warning the public that if they see Chadwick, they should not approach him. Instead contact Dorset Police immediately on 999.
POST UPDATED 15 February 2016: David Chadwick presented himself to police in Lowestoft, Suffolk on Saturday 13 February. He will be immediately recalled to prison.