27th Oct, 2016

Suspected child abuser skips bail

Chris Willmott 12th Aug, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man who has skipped court bail on child abuse charges.

Terence Lee, formerly of Sandgate Road in Hall Green, was due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on May 25 on suspicion of 10 counts of rape between 1989 and 1994.

However, the 56-year-old failed to attend the hearing and detectives are now appealing for information to help track him down.

Detective Constable Jon Barker from Public Protection Unit at Coventry police station, said: “Enquiries have been made with his family and associates, at places he’s known to frequent and with health services and benefits office ? but so far we have been unable to trace Lee.

“We suspect he is in the Midlands area and I would urge anyone who has seen him, or knows where he is, to contact me immediately so we can get him back before the courts to answer these serious charges.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Public Protection Unit in Coventry on the 101 number or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.