January 2019

Sex offender Christopher Clarke from Southampton is missing

A hunt has been launched to find a missing sex offender who previously raped a teenage girl.

Christopher Clarke is wanted by police for breaching his sex offender’s notification requirements.

The 38-year-old is on the sex offender’s register after the rape and sexual assault of a girl, aged under 16, in 1997.

Officers have been carrying out a number of enquiries in Southampton to locate him and are now asking the public for help in finding him.

He is described as white, 5 ft 9 in, brown hair and may have facial hair.

Detective Inspector Howard Broadribb said: “We believe that Clarke is most likely to be in the Southampton area.

“We have not been able to locate him since he failed to report at a police station as part of his requirements as a registered sex offender.

“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries to locate him and are now asking the public for assistance in finding him.

“If you have seen him or know where he is, please call us immediately.”

Clarke has previously been hunted by police for a similar offence.

In June 2018, he appeared among a Hampshire’s Most Wanted list, put together by charity Crimestoppers.

An appeal was also launched for Clarke in December 2004 after an alleged assault earlier that year.

Anyone with information about Clarke’s current whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44180476276, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.