Hundreds of convicted sex offenders have gone missing from across the UK, according to police records.

Figures released by 39 forces under the Freedom of Information Act show 396 sex offenders are currently wanted because their whereabouts are unknown.

Sara Payne, whose daughter Sarah was killed by paedophile Roy Whiting, said the figures were “unacceptable”.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.