WANTED MAN: Police launch hunt for a sex offender

Police are trying to trace registered sex offender Jack Tyhurst, 19, from Lostock Hall.
Police are trying to trace registered sex offender Jack Tyhurst, 19, from Lostock Hall.
  • Sex offender Jack Tyhurst from Lostock Hall is being recalled to prison
  • He was sentenced to 13 months in jail in 2011 for a sexual assault and the attempted rape of two women
  • He failed to keep to the terms of his probation
  • He has links to the Blackpool area

Police are hunting a wanted sex offender who is on the run in Lancashire.

Jack Tyhurst, 19, from Lostock Hall was sentenced to 13 months in jail in 2011 for a sexual assault and the attempted rape of two women.

But now the teen is wanted on recall to prison after failing to attend probation appointments and not keeping in contact with the police as per his licence conditions.

DC Steve Towler from the West Dangerous and Sexual Offenders Unit said: “We are actively looking for Jack Tyhurst and I would urge anyone who sees him to call us.

“I would also urge Tyhurst himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in to the police.”

Tyhurst is described as white, around 5ft 8ins, slim to medium build with dark hair and usually dresses in casual clothing and he is known to have links to the Bispham area of Blackpool and could be in the vicinity.

Anyone with information about Tyhurst’s whereabouts can contact DC 1737 Steve Towler on: 01772 209100. Alternatively, they can call: 101.