Grimsby

Sex offender on the run from the police

A sex offender who was arrested in Grimsby is now on the run from police.

Thomas Todd, 27, is wanted by South Yorkshire Police after he failed to inform them of his new address and for failing to appear in court.

In 2013 he was sentenced to 20 months in prison for sexual assault and battery of a woman.

His last address was in Rotherham but since leaving that property Todd has failed to inform officers of his new home.

Todd was arrested in Grimsby on June 13 and bailed to appear in Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on July 9.

Officers have made extensive enquiries to find him but have now appealed to the public for help.

Todd is described as being of a slim build and around 5 feet 7 with ginger hair and a number of tattoos, including a woman’s name on his neck.

He has links to Doncaster, Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Skegness.

Detective Sergeant Chris Allott said: “Todd is fully aware of the requirements he is subject to, but despite that, he failed to notify us of the change in address.

“He knows this has resulted in him being actively sought by officers and we need anyone who has seen him recently, or who knows where he is, to contact us.

“It is really important that anyone with information comes forward so we can make contact with Todd and ensure he is appropriately managed once again.”

Anyone who has seen Todd is being urged to call 999 or 101, quoting incident number 552 of 5 August 2019.

Spotted an error? Please notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.