January 2019: Released from HMP Winchester in England two weeks ago

February 2016

Dorset police hunt convicted paedophile


DORSET police are hunting a convicted paedophile, wanted for breaching his licence conditions soon after his recent release from jail.

David Chadwick — who also goes by the name Jack Hall —  58, of Weymouth, was convicted of sexual offences against children in 2013 and recently left only prison only to breach his licence yesterday (February 10).

Officers are advising the public not to approach the man, but immediately call 999.

Detective Inspector Richard Dixey said: “I am releasing a photograph of David Chadwick in the hope that someone will know his whereabouts.

“Anyone who sees David should not approach him, as he presents a risk to the public, but immediately contact Dorset Police on 999.

“There may be various reasons why he has not complied with his licence conditions and I appeal to him directly to make contact with police at the earliest opportunity.”

David Chadwick is described as white, of medium build, around five feet ten inches tall, with short grey hair and a small scar on his left cheek.

When last seen he was wearing a dark coloured, Barbour style, jacket and glasses. He was also carrying A4 paperwork.

DI Dixey continued: “I’d like to assure members of the public that officers are making every effort to find this man as soon as possible.

“I’d also like to remind members of the public that all calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

In 2011, he was convicted of indecent assault when he broke into a boarding school in 1991 and attacked three boys.

One victim had the mental age of a six-year-old.

He escaped justice at the time but was later caught using DNA evidence.

In 2013, he was convicted of indecent assault on a boy under 14 and gross indecency of another teenage boy under 14.