City sex offender who is 'risk to public' still on loose

City sex offender still on loose in London <i>(Image: West Mercia Police)</i>
City sex offender still on loose in London (Image: West Mercia Police)

A SEX offender from Worcester is still on the loose in London as police renew their appeal to help catch him.

Lewis Jones of Worcester and who also has links to Malvern is still believed to be in Camden Town after police received new intelligence about his whereabouts in London.

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West Mercia Police has this week renewed its appeal to Jones to hand himself in and to the public for any information which may lead to his apprehension.

The 26-year-old was sentenced to one year and 10 months in prison on August 3 last year and released on January 6 this year to an approved premises in Worcester.

But, due to his behaviour since, he has been recalled to serve the remainder of that sentence in prison rather than on licence in the community.

West Mercia Police has issued three custody photos in the hope people can identify him so he can be apprehended and returned to prison.

Police have warned that members of the public should not approach the 26-year-old.

Instead, anyone who sees him or has any information should call 999 "immediately" and quote incident number 235i of 12 January 2023.

Jones was last seen boarding a train at Worcester Foregate Street station and was believed to be heading to London on Thursday, January 12.

We reported in 2019 how Jones appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court for two charges of breaching a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) by altering a Facebook profile by using a false name and by being in possession of an internet-enabled phone.

DI Dave Knight of Proactive CID, based at Worcester Police Station in Castle Street, said: "He's on the run and he needs to go back to prison. He knows he's going straight back to prison and he is considered a risk to the public.

"We don't know what connections he has to the Camden area.

"Any information about that, where he is staying, who he is hanging around with and where he's frequenting will assist police with their enquiries or information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers."

DI Knight also issued a direct appeal to the wanted man to hand himself in to police. "Lewis you have been here before. Whatever you're up to is not going to help your case. Please just do the right thing and hand yourself in," he said.

Those who spot Jones are urged to dial 999. Information can also be given to DI Knight by calling 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111.