Police are on the lookout for a rapist who was released from a life sentence for drug-fuelled OAP sexual attack

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Lee Michaels, 36 (also known as Lee Beazley), was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2005 for binding, gagged, and raping a grandmother. He was released last year, and is currently wanted on recall

Police are searching for a predator that broke his licence terms following being released from a life sentence. He was convicted of sickening, drug-fuelled sex assaults on a grandmother.

Lee Michaels (36), also known as Lee Beazley was released from jail in June 2013 after serving a portion of his sentence, West Yorkshire Police reported.

After breaking into the home of a 65-year old woman in Marton, Middlesbrough in September 2005, he raped her with a knife.

Two counts of rape were admitted by the predator, while David Humphrey, his accomplice, pleaded guilty for three.

The two twisted teenagers were high on drugs at the time and bound, gagged, then raped the grandmother. Teesside Live reported.

West Yorkshire Police stated that they are seeking information on Lee Michaels. He is wanted for recall to prison.

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“Michaels (36 years old) goes by the name Lee Beazley and was released on licence last June after serving a portion of a sentence regarding a serious sexual offense.

“He is now wanted on recall after breaching the terms of his release.

“He is about 5’9” tall and slim.

“He speaks with a North East accent and has ‘Lee’ tattooed on his right arm and a Bulldog tattooed on his back.

“It is believed that he is of no fixed abode but has links to Wakefield’s WF1 region.”

Police said Michaels may be sleeping rough in a black ’12 plate Ford Fiesta.

A police spokesman added: “Michaels is still being sought and inquiries are ongoing. Anyone who has any information or can help in his search is asked to call Wakefield police on 101 or use the LiveChat facility on West Yorkshire Police’s website.”

Michaels and Humphrey beat the grandmother in her home before stealing cash, jewellery and a mobile.

Detective Sergeant Simon Hurwood, who led the investigation into the attack, previously said: “This was the most distressing case I’ve ever had to deal.

“It was a sickening and vicious assault on a defenceless lady in her own home.

“After being seriously assaulted, I recall a 65 year-old lady being wheeled by me in a wheelchair at midnight. It was absolutely horrible.

“That was even before I was told about the sexual side of the assault.

“She sustained traumatic injuries that will haunt her for the rest of her life.

“Her courage has taken her a long way on the road to recovery but only she knows the absolute horror of what she suffered and the private agonies she still goes through.”