September 2021

Police warn people not to approach ‘high risk’ rapist who’s on the run

Police are appealing for information to find a convicted violent rapist who is wanted on recall to prison.

Kevin Anthony Wyatt, also known as David Edge, 37, left approved premises in Accrington earlier this month and failed to return.

Wyatt was handed a 10 year prison sentence for 2 counts of rape at Preston Crown Court in April 2016.

He is described as white, 5ft 11in tall and of stocky build.

He has a number of tattoos, including a cross symbol with the word ‘Grandma’ on his left arm, a tattoo of ‘2 GUNS’ on his back and a tattoo of a bird on his chest.

Wyatt has links to several areas in Cumbria, including Barrow-in-Furness, Whitehaven, Carlisle and Dalton-in-Furness.

He also has links to Blackpool and Worcester.

Police are very concerned following his disappearance.
Det Con Kyle Hazelaar, of Lancashire Police, said: “Wyatt is wanted on prison recall after failing to return to approved premises.

“He is considered a high risk offender and he should not be approached.

“If you have any information about his whereabouts please come forward.”

If you can help police please call 101 or (01254) 353246. Alternatively you can email 2213@lancashire.police.uk In an emergency always call 999.