Sex offender who faked own death missing from Dunoon


Strathclyde Police are appealing for help in tracing a serial sex offender from Dunoon.

Peter Roy Woodhouse, who is 69 years old and described as 5 feet 8 inches, medium build with blue eyes and short grey hair, was last seen at Glasgow Airport on the 9th of September and was due to board the number 500 bus into the city centre.

Det Insp Douglas Wilson said: “We know that Woodhouse has a number of alias names and has previously travelled throughout the USA and Canada where he was engaged in casual labour to support himself.

“It is possible that he has travelled elsewhere in the UK to seek similar casual work.

“Peter has failed to engage with the police and we now need to trace him as he is missing from his last known address.”

Woodhouse had previously used his brother’s identity for 50 years, after feigning his own death.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Peter Woodhouse, who also uses several other aliases, is urged to contact police.