Search for convicted sex offender

Police are searching for a convicted sex offender who absconded from court.

David Graham Laycock was due to be sentenced for a non-recent sexual assault against a ten-year-old girl in Filey.

However, he failed to attend his court hearing and a judge at York Crown Court has issued a warrant for his arrest.

The 43-year-old is from Burnley in Lancashire and police believe he may currently be in the Blackpool area. He also has connections with Halifax and Todmorden but is known to move around.



Laycock is thin and around 6ft 1ins tall. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Laycock should call North Yorkshire Police on 101. If the sighting is immediate, please dial 999.

Please quote reference number 12180022097 when sharing information.


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