Police hunt for violent sex offender


Police are looking for a sex offender with a history of violence after he failed to register with the authorities.

Geoffrey Mark Ball, 41, is wanted for a breach of “notification requirements” under the Sexual Offences Act.

Ball, originally of Newport and twice jailed for sex assault and assault convictions, was last seen in a Redcar pub about a week ago.

Cleveland Police have warned the public not to approach him.