Over 300 convicted sex beasts are on the run across Britain, a Sun investigation has revealed. They include paedophiles and rapists considered so dangerous that police are supposed to check them every month.
Cops have no idea where they are, and some have been missing for years.
The Sun launched its probe after Facebook killer Peter Chapman was jailed for life for the kidnap, rape and murder of Ashleigh Hall.
Former "Robocop" detective Ray Mallon, now mayor of Middlesbrough, said: "The number one role of the police is to protect the public. It is clearly in the public interest that people are made aware of the identity of missing sex offenders. Not only does this protect the public, it can also assist in catching the offenders."
The Sun got the details after lodging a Freedom of Information request with every police force, asking how many registered sex offenders had gone missing.