A known sex offender is on the run and police say he could be a risk to children.
Robert Edward Hind, 46, absconded from an address in Dewsbury on Wednesday December 11 and has been recalled to prison having breached the terms of his license.
Known as Dack, he is a known sex offender and police want to urgently trace him.
A police spokesman said: “We are releasing his photograph as it is vital to trace him as soon as possible.
“He is a known sex offender who has a range of offending history and presents a risk to the public, particularly children.”
Detective Chief Inspector, Paul Jeffrey of Kirklees Police said: “Hind was last seen on foot at around 9am in Dewsbury on Wednesday 11 December.
“We believe he remains in the West Yorkshire area and may have travelled to Huddersfield. He does however; have connections in the Lancashire area.
“Extensive enquiries have been conducted to trace him and these are continuing. His details have also been circulated to other Forces.
“It is likely that he is using public transport to get around and I would urge members of the public to let us know immediately if they believe they have seen him.
“He is described as slim, around 5’8" tall, with brown hair, green eyes and has a distinctive scar on his neck. He was last seen wearing a dark hat and a green jacket with oriental style writing on the back.
“I am appealing for vigilance and support from the public and would ask that people do not approach him, but contact 999 immediately.
“Likewise, anyone with information as to his current whereabouts should call the police straight away.”