Regina police have issued a public alert about a dangerous offender now living in the community.

Forty-three-year-old Lorne Winston Moosomin is considered a high risk to re-offend.

He has a history of drug abuse and violent behaviour, and his victims range in age from children to adults.

Police say Moosomin frequently uses weapons and threats of violence against both men and women who come into contact with him.

Moosomin is under a number of strict conditions, and any violation would put him back in jail.

He is of Aboriginal ancestry, 5’5″ tall, weighs approximately 209 lbs., and has brown eyes and long black hair.

Moosomin also has numerous tattoos on his hands, arms, shoulders, chest and back. Among the tattoos most easily visible are the words “love” and “kiss”, and a cross and ribbon tattooed on his left hand.  He has the word “hate” tattooed on the fingers of his right hand.  Moosomin’s right forearm bears a tattoo of a dream catcher with feathers, a horned eagle’s head and a bow and feathers.

Meanwhile, Mounties have issued an alert about a Metis man who will now be living in the Lloydminster area after serving a prison sentence for sexual assaut.

The RCMP are calling 44-year-old Nicky Calliou a “high-risk sex offender”.

Police say they believe that there is a risk of significant harm to the health and safety of the public, and in particular, women.

Calliou was released from Alberta’s Bowden Insitution yesterday.

He has been convicted of several violent, sexual offences — including comitting an indecent act, sexual assault and sexual assault with a weapon.