Missing Paedophile Photos Posted On ‘Most Wanted’ Website
Photographs of three missing paedophiles being hunted by police were posted on a “most wanted” website yesterday. The site, launched by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) last November, has already led to the arrest of five missing offenders.
It is the first project to publish nationwide the details of convicted paedophiles who have failed to report to police and disappeared from the radar.
The convicted child abusers who have just been added to the website are:
Daniel Mark Joslin, 25, who is known to have spent time in South Wales as well as in Nottingham, Worcestershire, Birmingham, London, Newcastle, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire and Northern Ireland. He is being pursued by Nottinghamshire Police.
Andrew Jeremy Eden, 48, who was last seen in Rochdale and is known to spend time in the Bolton area. He is being sought by Greater Manchester Police, and recent intelligence suggests he may also have visited central America.
Stephen Lionel Gordon, 46, who was last registered in north Liverpool and is being hunted by Merseyside Police.
Full descriptions of the men are contained on the website at www.ceop.gov.uk/wanted, which also features a warning against vigilante action.
Ceop chief executive Jim Gamble said, “Most Wanted is going from strength to strength.
“Five months on, 12 million hits and five located offenders is proof it is achieving just that.
“We have been overwhelmed by the strength of support we have received, not just in the UK but throughout Europe.”
Other offenders named on the site are still at large – John Murrell, Joshua Karney and Peter Wheatherley.
Murrell was last seen in the Worcestershire area and is known to have links with Belfast, Aberystwyth and Blackpool.
Wheatherley is missing from the South Yorkshire area but is known to have links elsewhere in the north of England.
Intelligence also indicates that he could be in Spain or elsewhere in Europe.
Karney has connections in the Lancashire area but is known to travel throughout the UK.
Failing to fulfil requirements of the sex offenders’ register is an arrestable offence carrying up to five years’ imprisonment.