UPDATE: Search over after missing rapist arrested

A convicted sex offender is back behind bars after he went missing from Fleetwood.

Tuesday, 1st December 2015, 9:51 am
Police are hunting convicted rapist Michael Barr after he failed to turn up to his bail address in Fleetwood

Michael Barr, 31, who served time for offences including rape before being released from prison on license this year, was wanted after failing to turn up to his bail address.

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Police, who put out an appeal to help find him over the weekend, arrested the 31-year-old in Accrington in the early hours of Tuesday.

Barr, formerly of Preston, was convicted of rape, burglary and sexual assault in June 2003. He was sentenced to ten years in jail by a judge at Preston Crown Court.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said Barr was released on license in September before going missing. He has new been recalled to prison.