January 2018

Man jailed for breaching sex offences order

A man was jailed for six months by breaching a sexual offences’ prevention order after defying orders to stay out of the intu Broadmarsh Centre.

Nottingham Magistrates’ Court heard that 53-year-old Peter Walmsley used it as a short cut to get to an NHS centre.

But that breached a Sexual Offences’ Prevention Order which had been imposed on Walmsley of Woodborough Road, Nottingham. He is also barred from going into the intu Victoria Centre, the court heard.

December 2003

Police capture ‘anger rapist’

Detectives swooped to arrest a dangerous serial sex offender responsible for attacks against young children and elderly women who had been missing for three months.

Peter Walmsley, 39, who is described as a potential “anger rapist” and was previously jailed for attempted rape and scores of indecent assaults, had evaded detectives since August when he failed to register an address in Nottingham.

Police confirmed that he was taken into custody, following reports of potential sightings from several members of the public.

It had been thought have may have headed from the city towards London or Slough, but a Nottinghamshire police spokesman confirmed that he was arrested in Nottingham.

“He has been detained by officers and is now being taken to an undisclosed police station for questioning on suspicion of failing to register an address under the terms of the Sex Offenders Act,” said the spokesman.

“It is not thought that he has any period of outstanding licence to serve from any previous sentence, so we do not believe he will be recalled to prison.”

Walmsley had last been jailed for 54 months in 1998 after he was convicted of indecently assaulting a 69-year-old woman in a market and admitted a further 27 offences at the hearing.

Officers said he was first found guilty of a sex attack in 1984 and has been convicted of a total of 15 similar crimes, many of which took place in the Preston area.

“Walmsley has committed sexual assaults against women and children of all ages, including the attempted rape of a nine-year-old girl and an attack on an elderly woman,” said the spokesman.

“He is described as having the profile of an anger rapist and picks his victims at random.”

After his release from Elmley Prison, Kent, in October 2002, he moved to Slough, Berkshire, and registered with local officers as having no fixed abode.

He then moved to a hostel in Strood, Kent, and later to an address in Nottingham, but left on August 14 to sleep rough in the city and failed to meet a two week deadline to supply new details of his whereabouts