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Monday, 31 August 2009

Sex Offender Absconds from Secure Unit


You should be able to spot convicted sex attacker Mohammed Rafiq Passwala - he has a full beard and is wearing something the BBC calls 'traditional Asian dress', but is surely a traditional Muslim robe and cap.

From the BBC:

A sex offender deemed to be a danger to women and children has absconded from a psychiatric unit in West Yorkshire.

Mohammed Rafiq Passwala did not return to Fieldhead Hospital, near Wakefield, after being given unsupervised leave.

Police said that 52-year-old Passwala, who is originally from Bradford, has not been seen since leaving the hospital on Thursday morning.

The public have been warned not to approach him but to contact the police if they have any information.

Passwala, who was convicted of sex offences in 1996, is described as Asian, 5ft 7in tall, of stocky build with black/grey hair and a full beard.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said Passwala was wearing grey traditional Asian dress when he was last seen.

Police believe he might be in the Dewsbury or Ravensthorpe areas.

2 comments:

eh said...

One might ask why a "sex offender deemed to be a danger to women and children" was allowed "unsupervised leave".

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Eh:

It is a good question - but I highly doubt anyone who matters will be asking it.

That seems to be the price one pays for power in this country - a complete removal of any remaining conscience.