Hove sex offender wanted by Sussex Police

Police are looking for sex offender Andrew Philip Greenwood who is wanted for recall to prison.

Under his registered sex offender notification requirements, the 59-year-old is meant to report to the police on a regular basis as well as to probation.

Andrew Philip Greenwood, 59, from Sackville Road, Hove

Andrew Philip Greenwood, 59, from Sackville Road, Hove

Officers believe he may currently be in the Halifax area of West Yorkshire, where he has family connections.

Greenwood, who formerly lived in Sackville Road, Hove, is described as white, 6’, of slim build, with brown eyes, short brown thinning hair. He speaks with a Yorkshire accent.

He had been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment at Lewes Crown Court on May 3, 2018 having pleaded guilty to failing to comply with his registered sex offender notification requirements, but was released on licence on June 8, 2018 having already served time in custody on remand from October 25, 2017 awaiting trial.

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He then failed to report his whereabouts to the police with three days under the terms of his sex offender registration requirements, and also failed to report to probation as directed.

Police want to interview him about the offence of continuing to fail to comply with his sex offender notification requirements on his address and any change in circumstances.

Police have said they do not believe he presents a direct risk to members of the public but he is a registered sex offender for life as a result of being given a six-year sentence at Leeds Crown Court on July 29, 1994 for attempted rape.

Anyone who has seen Andrew Greenwood or knows where he may be is asked to contact police right away by calling 101, quoting Sussex serial 289 of 07/06.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.