Seven sex offenders are missing from Hampshire '“ and are part of the 485 missing across Britain

Hampshire police have said the whereabouts of seven registered sex offenders are unknown.

Forces across the UK were asked to reveal the number of registered sex offenders whose whereabouts were unknown on January 17.

Police have lost track of 485 registered sex offenders across Britain, including rapists and paedophiles, according to a report by Sky News.

Hampshire police confirmed seven are missing.

Sky News received a regional breakdown of responses from 41 forces – four did not respond.