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Police have launched a manhunt for a "high risk" rapist on the run who has a gun tattoo on his back.
Sex offender Kevin Anthony Wyatt, also known as David Edge, 37, is wanted on recall to prison and the public have been warned not to approach him.
He disappeared after leaving approved premises in Accrington, Lancashire, earlier this month. His failure to return to the address sparked a manhunt for the predator.
Wyatt received a 10-year prison sentence for rape at Preston Crown Court in April 2016.
Lancashire Police urged members of the public not to approach him as "he is considered a high-risk offender."
He is described as white, 5ft 11in tall and of stocky build while he has a number of distinctive tattoos, including the gun inking.
The rapist's other tattoos include a cross symbol with the word Grandma on his left arm and a tattoo of a bird on his chest.
Wyatt has links to several areas in Cumbria, including Barrow-in-Furness, Whitehaven, Carlisle and Dalton-in-Furness.
He also has links to Blackpool and Worcester further south.
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Detective Constable Kyle Hazelaar, of Lancashire Police, said: "Wyatt is wanted on prison recall after failing to return to approved premises.
"He is considered a high-risk offender and he should not be approached.
"If you have any information about his whereabouts please come forward."
Lancashire Police, who say they are very concerned following his disappearance, are asking anyone with information to call 101 or (01254) 353246.
Alternatively, they can email [email protected] In an emergency always call 999.
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