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Police hunt on the run child rapist Stephen Pennington

Posted on - 30th September, 2023 - 7:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fylde News, Preston News, Ribble Valley News, South Ribble News, Wyre News
Stephen Pennington Pic: Lancashire Police

A man who was jailed in 2009 for raping a child is on the run from police.

Stephen Pennington, 35, has an alert out from Lancashire Police after failing to comply with his licence conditions and being recalled to prison.

Police say Pennington is a registered sex offender and was jailed again last year for breaches of a sexual harm prevention order and notification requirements.

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A second picture of Stephen Pennington released by Lancashire Police

He has links to Blackburn, Blackpool and Wigan and Lancashire Police issued a wider alert across the county.

Pennington is white, slim and around 6′ and has short balding dark brown hair.

Detective Constable Stewart Marshall, from the Mosovo (Management of Sexual or Violent Offenders) Team at West Division, said: “Pennington is a high-risk sex offender who presents a real risk to children and women and I would appeal to anyone who sees him or knows where he could be to get in touch.”

Anyone who sees Pennington should call 999 and if anyone has information on his whereabouts they should contact police on 01253 604019 or email mosovowest@lancashire.police.uk.

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