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Police hunt 'sadistic' peadophile on run in Lancashire

by Chris Johnson. Published Fri 22 Jun 2012 20:32
Kenneth Trotter - on the run
Kenneth Trotter - on the run

A "sadisdic" paedophile who was deported back to the UK from Australia has gone on the run after absconding from a hostel in Lancashire.

Serial sex offender Kenneth Trotter was described by a judge in Sydney as "a callous, sadistic and most heartless human being" when he was jailed for sex assaults on children.

He was discarged from jail after serving a lengthy sentence in New South Wales and was sent back to his native UK.

While in Ararat Prison, Victoria, Trotter was one of a number of sex offenders at the centre of a scandal when it emerged they had been shown porn films.

Now Lancashire Police have lauched a manhunt for Trotter, 77, after it emerged that he had breached the terms of his licence in the UK.

A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary said: "We are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing sex offender.

"Kenneth Trotter was recently deported from Australia, where he had a number of convictions for sex offences and child sex offences.

"Trotter registered himself as staying at a Blackpool address but there is no record of him having stayed there, breaching notification requirements.

"He was last seen in the resort on 6th June."

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Quinn, of Lancashire Police, added: "Trotter is subject to certain notification requirements and by providing an address where he is not staying he has failed to meet these requirements.

"I would appeal for anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts to get in touch with the police."

If anyone has any information they should contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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