Dorset Police Lose Paedophile

22 May 2010, 08:10 | Updated: 22 May 2010, 08:14

Dorset police are looking for a convicted paedophile, who has disappeared on his return to Britain, after being jailed for manslaughter in France.

Officers lost track of Paul Francis Turner after he was believed to have arrived back at Heathrow airport following his release from prison.

They should have been in regular contact with Turner, who was originally from Southampton, and  a registered sex offender after being convicted in the UK for possessing indecent images of children.

But Turner, who is believed to be aged in his late fifties, went missing following his release from prison in France after serving a 14-year sentence.

The last confirmed sighting of him was by French Border Police last May.

On June 16 1993, he was jailed for manslaughter in Toulouse, south west France.

Detective Superintendent Sara Glen, of Dorset Police, said: "We are very keen to find Paul Francis Turner and any help the public could give would be greatly appreciated."

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 01202 222222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.