July 2017

Pervert failed to comply with a condition of his Sex Offenders Registration Order

A convicted paedophile broke the law when he moved to Blackpool with his pregnant partner and a child without telling police.

Alfie Woods, a 32-year-old former soldier, formerly of Richmond Road, North Shore, now of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a condition of his Sex Offender’s Registration Order.

He was sentenced to six weeks jail suspended 15 months, put on a 12 months community order with up to 20 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service and ordered to pay £85 costs with £115 victims’ surcharge by District Judge John Maxwell sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The court was told that following a conviction for possessing indecent pictures of children Woods had been put on the Sex Offender’s Register for seven years and later on an indefinite Sex Offences Prevention Order.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said police inquiries revealed that on July 9 Woods had moved to Blackpool from Doncaster but had not notified police of his change of address as he was required to do. It was his second breach of the order.

He was with his six months pregnant girlfriend and a young toddler and they were staying at a friend’s address in Blackpool where there were two young children living. The friend had been unaware of Woods’ conviction.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had been doing some work for travellers in Doncaster.

They stopped paying him so he said he would not work for them any more.

The travellers insisted Woods continue to do roofing work for them and started making threats against him and his partner, so they decided they must leave for their own safety.

Woods did not tell the police of the move as he felt they would not approve his new address.