Sex offender found

Leanne Gilder
Leanne Gilder
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A convicted sex offender who went on the run has been found.

Police confirmed that Leanne Gilder, 29, had been caught on Tuesday evening in Blackpool and arrested.

She was expected to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Gilder was convicted at Manchester Crown Court in May 2012 of causing/inciting prostitution of/pornography involving a child aged 13 to 17 years.

She was sentenced to five years imprisonment and made subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) for life.

She was released from prison on licence in September this year and had last been seen at an address in Preston.

Gilder was wanted for a breach of her licence conditions, and for failing to notify police of her whereabouts.