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MAPPA welcomes conviction of sex offender

Issued: 25 Nov 2010

THE PARTNER agencies in the North, responsible for multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA), are collectively responsible for the monitoring of sex offenders.

A spokesperson for MAPPA said:

“We welcome today’s conviction of John Hay Angus for assault and the breach of his Sexual Offence Prevention Order.

“John Hay Angus was subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order granted by a court, as a result of a pro-active multi-agency plan, based on a detailed risk assessment. He was previously returned to prison as a result of him being in breach of that SOPO.

“In this case Police and partners fully utilised all available legislation to monitor this individual. However, it should be noted that if an individual is of a mind to offend he/she will go to great lengths to avoid detection and re-offend.

“On this occasion the SOPO restrictions meant that agencies were able to establish very quickly that he had breached his order and had left the Force area. Neighbouring Forces and the relevant agencies were immediately informed and he was arrested in a short space of time.”

We await the outcome of sentencing.

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