POLICE officers in Gloucestershire have issued a wanted appeal for a man who may be in the county.

Emidio Marco Rios, 38, is a registered sex offender who has failed to comply with his notification requirements.

Rios is Portuguese and was deported at the end of his sentence but has re-entered the country illegally.

He previously served a custodial sentence for sexual offences against a child and is also wanted in connection with a number of burglaries in the West Midlands and Warwickshire areas.

Officers have been searching for Rios as he has failed to notify the force of his current whereabouts.

He was deemed to be a medium risk by officers who were last in contact with him, however since he has become wanted police say they cannot fully determine whether the risk he poses has changed.

Rios has connections in Gloucestershire and the West Midlands and investigating officers are urging anyone who has details of his whereabouts to get in touch.

He is described as white with a Southern European appearance, 5ft 10ins in height with black curly hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees Rios, or has information on his whereabouts, is urged not to approach him but to call 101 and quote incident 92 of June 12.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org