Search continues for high-risk St Annes sex offender who may have travelled to Cumbria

A wanted sex offender from St Annes may have travelled to Cumbria, police said.

A warrant was issued for James Atkinson’s arrest after he failed to turn up at a sentencing hearing at York Crown Court earlier this month.

The 57-year-old, of St George’s Road, St Annes, has been convicted of rape, indecent assault and sexual assault.

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He is described as 5ft 8in tall, of heavy build and is balding.

James Atkinson, a registered sex offender from St Annes, is wanted after failing to turn up at court (Credit: Lancashire Police)
James Atkinson, a registered sex offender from St Annes, is wanted after failing to turn up at court (Credit: Lancashire Police)
James Atkinson, a registered sex offender from St Annes, is wanted after failing to turn up at court (Credit: Lancashire Police)
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Police believe Atkinson may have travelled to Cumbria, with information suggesting he was in Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere and Kendal this week.

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Atkinson also has links to Blackpool and Yorkshire.

Anyone with information can call 101 or email [email protected]