A SUSPECTED SEX offender wanted by police could be living in Sussex.
Northumbria Police are asking for help to trace Spencer Philip Clark, 47, wanted on suspicion of committing a sexual offence on a teenager.
In 2003 Clark met a 14-year-old young woman from Newcastle-upon-Tyne through a dating website. He met her in Newcastle at a city centre hotel and it is alleged that he sexually assaulted her.
The young woman made the allegation to police in 2009 and officers have been pursuing numerous lines of enquiry since in an attempt to trace him and have taken the decision to release his photograph.
Information suggests that he may be in various parts of the country as he has connections with Essex, Kent, Milton Keynes, Exeter, Plymouth, Sussex and Devon.
Northumbria Police are asking that anyone with information about Mr Clark’s whereabouts contact them on 03456 043 043, or call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Callers to Crimestoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.