April 2018

Shrewsbury man, 41, caught by paedophile hunters

A Shrewsbury man has admitted attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child after being caught out by a “paedophile hunter” sting.

Matthew Davenport, 41, of Churchill Road, must now sign the notification sex offenders register with immediate effect so that the police are aware of his location.

At Shrewsbury Crown Court Davenport pleaded guilty to the offence, which happened between September 25 and December 12, 2017.

Davenport was granted conditional bail and will be sentenced in June.