July 2018

Sex offender jailed because he missed a once-a-year appointment with police

A sex offender has ended up in prison after he did not meet an annual appointment with the police.

Jason Glanville, 46, was on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely after his conviction for sexual offences in 1999.

An officer who described him as a high risk of reoffending went to his home for an annual notification visit.

Glanville was not there and did not respond to notes left for him in March, said prosecutor Emma Atkinson on Friday.

When he was finally found at home days later, he was interviewed on March 20.

Glanville, of Yarm Road, Stockton , admitted failing to comply with notification requirements and breaching bail.

He ended up in custody and appeared via video link to Durham Prison after he failed to turn up at court and was arrested on a warrant.

His 64 previous offences included three earlier breaches earning him a six-week jail term in 2010 and a fine in 2015.

Judge Peter Armstrong told Glanville: “It’s not the first time unfortunately you’ve failed to comply with this order.

“These requirements are part of a court order which is supposed to be kept to.

“It’s impossible to overlook.”

Glanville was jailed for two months, after which he will be under supervision for 11 months.