Police appeal for help to find wanted sex offender in Preston

Posted on - 15th August, 2014 - 6:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Anishbai Patel

Anishbai Patel

Police in Preston are asking for help to find a “high risk” sex offender.


Anishbai Patel, 32, was convicted in Preston in 2006 and sentenced to an eight month suspended sentence for causing and inciting a child under 16 to engage in a sexual act.

He left the UK for India but police say he is back in the country and applied for permission to remain.

Patel has failed to register an address with police or notify them of his return to the UK, so is now wanted for breach of notification requirements.

Detective Inspector Jo Dent, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Dangerous and Sexual Offenders’ Unit, said: “Based on Patel’s previous offending we believe he has a high risk of committing further sexual offences and I would urge anyone with information on where he might be to contact us. I would also urge Patel himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in to the police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 where details can be passed to the DASO (Dangerous and Sexual Offenders’) Unit at Preston, quoting log reference number LC-20140815-0925.

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