Dec 13 2012
Cllr Bob Squire says bedsits are attracting sex offenders in Colwyn Bay
"CHILDREN and young people in Colwyn Bay are at risk [sic] due to the number of sex offenders being attracted by cheap bedsit accommodation says a concerned councillor.
Following father and son, BF, 64, and CM, 31, of Colwyn Bay being sentenced to 18 and 10 years, for rape and a sexual offences this week, Cllr Bob Squire has warned the town’s large number of bedsits and flats owned by absentee landlords is attracting more undesirables [nice].
A year ago a Weekly News investigation revealed there were more convicted sex offenders living in Conwy than any other county in North Wales - 136 of 528 (at that time).
Now Cllr Bob Squire says not enough is being done to stop an inpouring of drifters bringing their own social problems [nice] to the area as large Victorian homes are being let out as houses of multiple occupation (HMOs)."