Thursday, March 21, 2013
Poster warns of paedophile [sic] living in Bristol
"POLICE are searching for a resident who tried to warn neighbours that a convicted paedophile [sic] was living nearby.
Posters were taped to lampposts in Knowle this week near the home of SH, who was sentenced to a supervision order and ordered to attend a sex offender treatment programme at Bristol Crown Court last month after admitting 20 charges relating to indecent images of children.
They detailed H's full address, directed residents to The Post's report of his sentencing hearing, and said: "Please warn your family and friends of this paedophile [sic]."
Avon and Somerset Police have said they are taking the incident "extremely seriously" and are looking for the person or people involved before deciding whether they should be charged with committing an offence.
People living near H's home said they believed residents had a "right to know" he was living there but also raised fears over possible vigilante attacks."