Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

NHS and Schools on Alert as Rapist Goes on the Run

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

NHS and Schools on Alert as Rapist Goes on the Run

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Byline: James Cain Reporter james.cain@trinitymirror.com

A FUGITIVE rapist with possible links to Teesside has previously threatened victims with a weapon, it has been revealed.

Thames Valley Police has today released a new CCTV image of Malcolm Millman, a dangerous sex offender, who has absconded from a secure facility.

Millman, 58, was being held in a medium security mental health unit but absconded during a day trip to a monastery in Hemel Hempstead last week and travelled north, first to Leeds, then Manchester.

A statement from Thames Valley Police said that Millman, "poses a risk specifically to women and girls.

"He could be violent and he has previously threatened his victims with a weapon."

Police in Manchester - where Millman was last spotted on Monday morning - urged women not to walk the streets alone until he is captured.

A CCTV image, released by Thames Valley Police, was taken from Leeds railway station the day before, on Sunday, October 25, at about 8.50am.

CCTV footage at Manchester Airport train station shows wanted Millman walking along the platform, a week after he first absconded.

It was the last sighting of the convicted rapist.

Police do not believe Millman has access to a passport and therefore is still in the country.

Headteachers and principals of all schools and colleges in Manchester have reportedly been sent a council circular warning them about him.

Described as a "serious safeguarding issue" with "red" alert status it describes him as "an extremely dangerous individual who poses a threat to women and children".

Police are also appealing for health workers to report any potential sightings of Millman as he will now urgently need medication for existing medical conditions including heart disease and diabetes so it is likely that he will need to visit a GP surgery, chemist or emergency department. …

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