A £3,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the convicion of an absconded prisoner from North Sea Camp.
Crimestoppers has put forward the bounty following revelations that Ivan Leach is wanted for a serious sexual offence in Tayside, Scotland, which was committed since he went missing from the open prison.
Police have warned members of the public not to approach the 47-year-old, who is also known as Lee Cyrus, describing him as ‘dangerous and predatory, but have asked that any sightings of him are reported immediately.
Det Supt Paul Withers, of Lancashire Police’s major investigation team, said: “While we have been encouraged by the information provided by the public about Leach so far he remains at large and continues to pose a serious threat to members of the public.
“Hopefully this reward will encourage more people to come forward and help us track down and catch him. We will follow up every potential sighting of him so I’d urge people to call police or Crimestoppers if you think you see him or know of his current whereabouts.”