Former Stranraer sex offender on run

Paul Hunter Redpath was convicted of sexual assault in 2006

Paul Hunter Redpath was convicted of sexual assault in 2006

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POLICE are hunting a registered sex offender, formerly of Stranraer, who has been missing for over a month.

Paul Hunter Redpath, 40, was last seen in Aberdeen on July 19. Grampian Police said they do not know where he is now.

At Belfast Crown Court in 2006, he was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting two teenage girls in Downpatrick, County Down.

The force said Redpath, who has a history of disappearing, is alleged to have failed to comply with registration requirements and is now being treated as a “wanted person”.

Chief Inspector Allan Ross, of Grampian Police, said: “We have contacted our colleagues nationally in relation to tracing Redpath. However, there have been no recent sightings of him. We are issuing this appeal to the public to assist us in tracing him and I urge anyone with any information about Redpath or his whereabouts to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 600 5700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.