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Public told to dial 999 if they spot sex offender

David Chadwick was recently released from prison Credit: Dorset Police

Police, searching for a convicted sex offender, believe he is in the Dorset area. The public have been warned not to approach him and dial 999. David Chadwick, 58 and from Weymouth, was recently released from prison, having been convicted of sexual offences against children in 2013. After breaching his licence conditions he is now wanted by police.

David Chadwick is described as white, of medium build, around five feet ten inches tall, with short grey hair and a small scar on his left cheek.

When last seen he was wearing a dark coloured, fleece style, jacket and glasses. He was also carrying A4 paperwork - believed to be an Ordnance Survey map.

We now know that David Chadwick travelled by train from Weymouth to Moreton, near Dorchester, on Wednesday afternoon. We believe that he arrived in Moreton at around 12.40pm.

We also understand that Chadwick purchased a sleeping bag on the same day and so it is possible that he is sleeping in outbuildings within the area.

Officers have already conducted extensive house-to-house enquiries within the Moreton area and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone who sees David Chadwick 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.

– DI Richard Dixey
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