Hunt for Burnley sex offender

Dilshad Miah (s)
Dilshad Miah (s)

A wanted sex offender from Burnley is being hunted by police.

Dilshad Miah (32) had been living in the town but is now wanted after failing to notify the authorities of a change of address.

Miah was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in November 2013 and was given a 19 days suspended sentence and placed on the sex offenders register until December 2020.

Miah is described as short, around 5ft. tall, proportionate build with brown eyes and short dark hair.

As well as having obvious links to Burnley, it is believed Miah could be in the Rochdale or Manchester areas and police are appealing for anybody with information about his current whereabouts to come forward.

DC Andrew Ashworth said: “Miah is a registered sex offender who has failed to notify the authorities of his whereabouts. If anybody knows where he is currently or has been in contact with him recently then I would urge them to contact police.

“Sex offenders are managed in the community by police and partners, a system which aims to prevent them from committing further offences. If they do not comply with the obligations of their licence or notification requirements, then we will take positive action to locate them, as we are doing in this case.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at