Sex Offender Missing In Essex

Essex Police are trying to find Paul Wright who's gone missing from the Chelmsford area.

The 27 year old hasn't let police know his whereabouts after being placed on the Sex Offenders' Register for life.

DCI Paul Johnson, Head of Protecting Vulnerable People, said: "We take the management of registered sexual offenders very seriously seeking to minimise any risk they pose to others. Whilst it is unusual for a registered sexual offender to go missing it is important to trace them and resume management of the risk they may pose as soon as possible.

"Having exhausted other enquiries we are appealing for help from the public to trace Mr Wright, I also appeal to Mr Wright to surrender himself at a police station as soon as possible. I stress that this is an unusual situation and although we have not identified a specific risk to anyone the sooner we are in a position to resume the management of Mr Wright the better."

Mr Wright has connections in Colchester and may have friends in the Basildon area.

If you have any information please call Essex Police on 0300 333 4444.