Police trying to trace rapist who could be in Preston

Posted on - 10th February, 2017 - 3:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Michael Simon Barr
Michael Simon Barr

Police have released the picture of a convicted rapist who is on the run.

Update: Preston Police say Barr was found in the Preston area on Sunday (12 February) afternoon and has been arrested.

Michael Simon Barr, 32, of no fixed address, was jailed for ten years in 2003 for rape, burglary and assault.

Preston Police say he has breached his notification requirements.

He has links to Preston, Fleetwood and Accrington.

Detective Constable Steve Lucas, of Blackpool CID, said: “Barr is a dangerous and violent individual and while we need the public’s help to find him I would urge anyone who sees him not to approach him but to contact the police.”

Anyone with information should contact 101 and quote log number LC-20170201-0739 of February 2nd.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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