Police hunt Padiham child sex offender

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A PADIHAM man convicted of child sex offences against a 14-year-old girl is being hunted by police.

Michael Booth (44) of Moor Lane, was convicted of assault by penetration and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity on May 29th, 2012.

He was bailed by the court with conditions to be sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court on July 5th.

Booth has failed to comply with his bail conditions, including failing to reside at a specified address.

He has connections to Greater Manchester and Lancashire areas.

Anyone who has seen him or knows of his current whereabouts is asked to call police on 0161 856 3540, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.