South Yorkshire sex offender on run after failing to appear in court

A South Yorkshire sex offender who was sentenced to 20 months in prison for assault and battery of a woman is wanted for breaching his notification requirements and failing to appear at court.

By Dan Hayes
Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 11:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 6:27 pm

Thomas Todd, aged 27, is required to inform police of any change of address under conditions which were imposed in 2013 and last until 2023.

Todd is originally from Doncaster and his last address was in Rotherham, but since leaving there earlier this year he has failed to inform officers of any new address.

On June 13 this year, Todd was arrested in Grimsby for breaching his notification requirements and was bailed to appear at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court, where he failed to appear on July 9.

Thomas Todd.

Since then, officers in South Yorkshire and Humberside have made extensive enquiries to trace Todd and are now asking anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Chris Allott said: “Todd is fully aware of the requirements he is subject to, but despite that he failed to notify us of the change in address.

“He knows this has resulted in him being actively sought by officers and we need anyone who has seen him recently, or who knows where he is, to contact us.”

Todd is slim and around 5ft 7ins, with ginger hair and several tattoos, including a woman’s name on his neck.

He has links to Doncaster, Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Skegness.

DS Allott added: “It is really important that anyone with information comes forward so we can make contact with Todd and ensure he is appropriately managed once again.

“If you see Todd, call 999. You can also provide information to 101 quoting incident number 552 of August 5. Alternatively, you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”