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Public warned as police hunt Glasgow sex offender last seen boarding ferry to Belfast

By Hilary Duncanson

Members of the public in Northern Ireland have been told not to approach a registered sex offender who has been missing for a number of weeks.

Police are hunting Lorcan Halton, from the Saracen area of Glasgow, who failed to appear in court on January 15.

The 45-year-old was last seen the previous week in Cairnryan, in south west Scotland, where he boarded the ferry to Belfast on January 9.

Police Scotland said "extensive inquiries" are being carried out to trace him, but they have so far been unsuccessful. Officers are now appealing for information from the public to help find the missing man.

He is described as being 6ft tall and of medium build with brown hair. He has a distinctive scar on his right arm.

When he was last seen he was wearing dark-coloured jeans and a shirt.

Detective Inspector Craig Willison, of London Road police office in Glasgow, said: "I would advise that no one approaches Mr Halton, but rather contact police immediately."

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