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Police hunt paedophile over licence breach

Published 11/02/2016

Undated handout photo issued by Dorset Police of David Chadwick who was released from prison recently but breached his licence conditions on Tuesday, Dorset police said.
Undated handout photo issued by Dorset Police of David Chadwick who was released from prison recently but breached his licence conditions on Tuesday, Dorset police said.

Police have released a photograph of a paedophile they are hunting after he breached his licence conditions.

David Chadwick from Weymouth was convicted in 2013 of sexual offences against children.

The 58-year-old was released from prison recently but breached his licence conditions on Tuesday, Dorset police said.

He is understood to have boarded a London-bound train from Moreton at around 12.40pm.

Police said he is a risk to the public and ordered people not to approach him.

He is described as white, of medium build, around 5ft 10ins tall, with short grey hair and a small scar on his left cheek.

He was wearing a dark Barbour-style jacket and glasses, and carrying A4 paperwork when last seen.

Detective Inspector Richard Dixey said: "I am releasing a photograph of David Chadwick in the hope that someone will know his whereabouts.

"Anyone who sees David should not approach him, as he presents a risk to the public, but immediately contact Dorset Police on 999.

"There may be various reasons why he has not complied with his licence conditions and I appeal to him directly to make contact with police at the earliest opportunity."

Det Insp Dixey said officers are "making every effort to find this man as soon as possible".

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