Wanted sex offender Leanne Gilder could be in Preston

Posted on - 25th October, 2014 - 2:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Leanne Gilder is wanted by police

Leanne Gilder is wanted by police

Police in Preston are asking the public to help them find a wanted sex offender.


Update Wednesday 29 October: Police have arrested Gilder

Leanne Gilder, 29, was last seen at an address in Preston after being released from prison on licence in September.

Gilder was convicted in May 2012 of causing, inciting prostitution of and pornography involving a child aged 13 to 17 years.

She received five years in prison and made subject of a sexual offences prevention order for life.

Gilder has breached her licence conditions and not notified police of her whereabouts.

Detective Inspector Jo Dent, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Dangerous and Sexual Offenders’ Unit, said: “I would appeal to anyone who has seen Gilder or who has any information about where she might be to contact us. I would also urge Gilder herself, if she sees this appeal, to hand herself in to the police.”

Gilder is described as being white, 5ft 7ins, slim build, scruffy appearance, and has long hair which is now believed to be dyed bright red. She speaks with a Manchester accent.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 where details can be passed to the DASO (Dangerous and Sexual Offenders’) Unit West.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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