Search on for UK sex offender


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Police in the UK are searching for a convicted sex offender who is thought to have travelled to Northern Ireland.


William John Paden Police appealing for information

William John Paden has 19 convictions for sex offences and police believe that he is very likely to re-offend.

Detectives have been searching for Paden, 56, since he left an address in Blackpool. Lancashire police are appealing for information on his whereabouts.

Paden's convictions for sex offences date back to 1974, and include rape, indecent assault on a child, and assault with intent to rape.

He is banned from associating with children unless they are accompanied by an adult.

Lancashire police have informed gardaí about Paden's movements.