Missing Burnley sex offender arrested

Convicted sex offender Michael Smith

Convicted sex offender Michael Smith

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A missing sex offender from Burnley has been arrested by police after he failed to notify them of a change of address.

Michael Andrew Smith (29) had been living in the town but was arrested in Leeds after failing to inform the authorities of his whereabouts.

Smith was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2011. He was given a 12-month suspended sentence, placed on a 12-month drug rehabilitation programme and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.