Paedophile who vanished after early release may be in Edinburgh

Police are appealing for information over a missing man, released early from jail, who may have travelled to Edinburgh.

Friday, 14th September 2018, 5:39 pm
Updated Friday, 14th September 2018, 5:40 pm
Police believe Paul Redpath may have travelled to Edinburgh
Police believe Paul Redpath may have travelled to Edinburgh

Paul Redpath was last seen on September 1 in Workington, Cumbria, but may have travelled to the Capital due to his links with Scotland.

The 40-year-old was released early from jail after serving 179 days of a 16 month sentence under the automatic early release scheme.

A former chef, Redpath was first jailed in Northern Ireland in 2006 for abusing two teens.

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He has since absconded six times despite the fact that he should have been closely monitored according to reports.

Mr Redpath is described as 6ft 4in tall and is slim with a grey moustache and beard. His hair is in a ponytail.

Anyone who has seen him has been asked to call 101 and ask for Cumbria Police.