Wanted high-risk sex offender Thomas Pickles who went missing in Lancashire arrested in Rawtenstall

A wanted high-risk sex offender who went missing in Lancashire has been caught by police.

Lancashire Police asked for the public’s help in finding registered sex offender Thomas Pickles, 39, on Friday (June 24).

He was wanted by the police after breaching his notification requirements.

Officers later confirmed Pickles – who had links to Blackburn, Accrington, Preston and Blackpool – was arrested in Rawtenstall at around lunchtime the same day.

“Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal,” a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

Thomas Pickles was arrested in Rawtenstall following a public appeal (Credit: Lancashire Police)