Hunt For Convicted Child Rapist Who Poses ‘Real Risk To Children And Women’

An urgent appeal has been shared to find a convicted child rapist who has links to Blackpool who ‘presents a real risk to children and women’.

Stephen Pennington is wanted by Lancashire Constabulary after failing to comply with his licence conditions. The 35-year-old, who has links to Blackpool, Blackburn and Wigan, is being recalled to prison.

The Police said Pennington is a registered sex offender who was jailed in 2009 for the rape of a child. He was jailed again last year for breaches of a sexual harm prevention order and notification requirements.

Pennington is described as white, slim and around 6ft tall. He has short balding dark brown hair. Officers have shared pictures of Pennington this morning, Saturday 30th September,  as part of their urgent appeal.

Detective Constable Stewart Marshall, from the Management of Sexual or Violent Offenders Team at West Division, said: ‘Pennington is a high-risk sex offender who presents a real risk to children and women and I would appeal to anyone who sees him or knows where he could be to get in touch.”

If anyone sees Pennington or knows where he is then call 01253 604019 or email For any immediate sightings please call 999.

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