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Police hunt missing sex offenders

Keith Richardson (pic: Lancashire Police)
Keith Richardson may be living in Spain, police say

A hunt is under way for two "high risk" child sex offenders who have gone on the run.

Keith Vincent, 65, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, and Keith Richardson, 61, from Blackpool, Lancashire, are both on the sex offenders register.

They have failed to tell police where they are and may be using aliases, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) warned.

Both have been placed on Ceop's Most Wanted website.

False name

Vincent is a "violent" offender and may have left the country for south east Asia or Europe, Ceop said.

He is white, 5ft 8in (1.73m) tall and balding with brown eyes. He may be travelling under the name James Andrew and using the nickname Buck.

Richardson may be living in Spain. He is 5ft 10in (1.78m) with brown hair, a moustache and a black panther tattoo on his left arm.

Breach of the terms of an order requiring a sex offender to register with police can result in a prison sentence of up to five years.

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