Police find missing sex offender after appeal to find him
paedophile who went missing and was feared by police to be in
our area has been found, police said today (Wednesday).
Convicted child sex offender David Marker, 75, vanished from a
hospital unit in Taunton on Monday.
Marker was detained indefinitely in April 1965 for an indecent
assault on a seven-year-old girl and has been detained ever since.
Officers from Avon and Somerset Police appealed for information
to trace Marker - who is considered a risk due to his previous
Officers said he was believed to be in the Weston-super-Mare area
following a sighting, however police said he was found on Wednesday
Marker also gave two guards the slip in May 1998 on an escorted
visit to a swimming pool at Abraham Moss Leisure Centre in Crumpsall,
Manchester. The trip was part of a rehabilitation programme preparing
him to be released back into the community.
Chief Inspector Nicholas Papucka said: "David Marker is considered
a risk due to his previous offending history."
is described as a white man, 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build with
short cropped dark to greying hair. He has grey stubble and wears
glasses. He was wearing a navy blue coat with yellow patches around
the collar and dark trousers and a white shirt.