A man wanted in connection with a series of sexual assaults, including the rape of an 11-year-old girl, was spotted in Chester three months ago.

Crimestoppers are offering a £2,000 reward for any information on the whereabouts of Neil Jackson, 62, who is believed to have been responsible for a number of serious sexual incidents in Buxton, Derbyshire, over a two year period.

The crime charity said the offences first came to light back in 2001 when Jackson was living in Buxton and he disappeared the following day when it is believed that he may have flown to Alicante in Spain.

Jackson, who is believed to have been spotted shopping in Chester city centre in November 2015 by a former colleague, is described as still looking very similar to his passport photo, but wore a beanie or flat hat when he was spotted in Chester.

Tattoos on arm and back

He has a number of tattoos on his left arm and back, including his own name and is also known to have links with Macclesfield as well as Buxton and Chester.

Gary Murray, regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: “Jackson has caused immense distress to a young child. He has already been on the run for far too long, potentially putting other children at risk, which is why it is imperative that he is caught soon.

“There are people out there who know where he is and I would urge you to contact Crimestoppers anonymously through our 0800 555 111 number or Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

“We don’t take personal information, we don’t record calls and we can’t trace calls or information given online. No-one will ever know you contacted us.

New identity

“If he is still in this country then it most likely that he will be living under a new identity,” he added.

If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

The reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Information passed directly to police will not qualify for the full amount.