High risk sex offender wanted by police in Lancashire

A high risk sex offender is wanted by police in Lancashire.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 9:13 am
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 9:13 am

Lee Cottam, of no fixed address, is wanted for failing to comply with his notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

The 42-year-old was convicted of sexual assault in 2018 at Preston Magistrates’ Court.

He is described as being white, 6ft 2in tall, with receding hair.

Lee Cottam, 42, of no fixed address, is known to have links to Blackburn, Darwen and Fleetwood. Pic: Lancashire Police

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DI Mark Gillibrand of Blackburn Police, said: "Cottam is a high risk sex offender and we are appealing for information as to his whereabouts.

"If you have seen him, or know where he may be, please don’t approach him but contact us as soon as possible.

"I would also urge Lee if he sees this, to attend the nearest police station."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.or