Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Won't Breach 'Human Rights' of Missing Sex Beasts ; GMP Chiefs Refuse to Name 23 Fiends - Including Rapists and Paedophiles - Who Vanished

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Won't Breach 'Human Rights' of Missing Sex Beasts ; GMP Chiefs Refuse to Name 23 Fiends - Including Rapists and Paedophiles - Who Vanished

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POLICE have refused to name 23 missing sex offenders in case they breach their 'human rights.'.

GMP has confirmed that they are missing, including one who disappeared in September 2005, and three who have not been seen since 2006.

The number is up by 10 from 2010 when 15 were missing across the region, and is the third highest in England and Wales.

The 23 from Greater Manchester are among 391 registered sex offenders missing nationally, including some who have been missing for more than a decade.

Out of the 23 police believe 11 have fled abroad and the other 12 are subject to 'periodic reviews' in a bid to trace them.

Registered sex offenders - including rapists and paedophiles - are required to inform police and probation officers of their addresses and are supposed to be monitored by officials working under Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). The M.E.N. asked for the names of all 23 and details of offences they had committed.

In a statement GMP said: "It is not the policy of GMP or the Police Service of England and Wales to routinely name sex offenders whether they are missing or not as this would be a breach of their human rights. …

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