June 2009

Paedophile moved after home targeted

HOUSING bosses have urged residents of Grimsby’s Nunsthorpe estate not to cause further damage to the home of a convicted paedophile.

Police and Shoreline officers were called to Cabourne Road yesterday when up to 30 people lined the street after hearing that resident Warren Taylor had been convicted of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

As reported, Taylor admitted the offence, that happened on March 29.

He was given a three-year supervision order and ordered to take part in a sex offender treatment programme, after appearing at Grimsby Crown Court.

After hearing about the case, residents gathered along the road in front of his house and hurled abuse at Taylor – calling for him to leave the estate.

Humberside Police were called at 11.25am and attempted to screen off the house while they collected its residents.

They were driven away to cheers from the crowd and are now being housed at an undisclosed location.

Shoreline head of HR and communications Gill Watcham said: “Our officers were called to Cabourne Road, where they have been working very closely with the police.

“The police have removed the resident from the property. We have recommended that temporary crisis accommodation may be available through North East Lincolnshire Council’s homeless section.

“We have made the property safe and secure and would urge people to not cause any further damage to it.

“Shoreline is a registered charity and costs for such vandalism are met by the rent paid by our other tenants, preventing us from carrying out much-needed regeneration and improvements to homes and neighbourhoods.

“At this stage we have no further details, but we will continue to work with the police to assess and monitor the situation.”

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “We all had an idea of what he has done. Then he was in court and got done for it.

“People down here want him out.

“We have stopped our kids playing on the green on Cabourne Road – and it is the only place they could play out here.”