Sutton on Sea sex offender failed to notify police of his move

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A 70-year-old Sutton on Sea man on the Sex Offenders Register admitted he had failed to notify police of a change of address within the required time period, when he appeared before magistrates at Skegness.

Barry Jones, of High Street, admitted failing to notify police at Louth of his change of address within three days following his move on September 5.

The court was told that Jones moved to the address on Friday September 5, and on the following Monday he was spoken to by the police and admitted he had made a mistake and that it was his fault.

He told them he had thought the police station was closed at the weekend and had then spent Monday sorting out his telephone connection.

Jones told the magistrates that the completion of the sale of his previous property had come forward ‘out of the blue’ on the Friday and he had spent the weekend sorting his new flat out.

“I went to the clinic for an appointment on the Tuesday and then went straight to the police station afterwards,” he told the court.

“I took too much on,” he said. “I meant no disrespect to the court and have previously notified any changes.”

Conditionally discharging Jones for six months, the magistrates said they believed he had made a genuine mistake.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.