Police appeal to trace sex offender who could be in Preston

Posted on - 27th April, 2018 - 4:52pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Michael Barr
Michael Barr

Police are appealing for information to trace a sex offender who has links to Preston.

Michael Barr was last seen on Wednesday (25 April).

Update: Police say Barr was found in the Ribbleton area of the city and arrested on Tuesday (1 May)

The 34-year-old, who is from Blackburn, has breached his licence terms and failed to return to his bail address.

Barr was convicted of rape, burglary and sexual assault at Preston Crown Court in 2003.

He is white, 5’8″, stocky build with short brown hair.

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Temporary Detective Inspector Mark Gillibrand, of Lancashire Police said: “Barr has been missing for several days now.

“We would urge anyone who has seen him, or knows where he is, to contact police immediately.

“We have a dedicated team of officers looking for him and any information received will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

If you have seen Barr, please contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0469 of April 25.

Alternatively information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at

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