July 2013

Man on sex register broke court order

A bar worker on the Sex Offenders Register broke a court order imposed on him after he approached a young teenager several times as she walked too and from school.

Stewart Lloyd cycled past the 13-year-old girl, who was in school uniform, then turned round and spoke to her.

The girl was now so frightened she had to be taken to and from school the court was told.

Lloyd, 25, of The Last Orders, Sherbourne Road, North Shore, pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order.

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports by Blackpool magistrates.

Presiding, Suzan Simpkin told Lloyd: “The victim is particularly vulnerable because of her age and frankly we are concerned about your behaviour.”

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said Lloyd, who was on the Sex Offenders Register, was put on an indefinite restraining order in May last year for an offence of harassing the girl. The order banned him from any contact with the girl.

On June 19 Lloyd rode passed the girl on a bicycle. He then stopped, turned round and the girl said he asked her for a light.

The girl’s mother was in the public gallery to see the case. The prosecutor told magistrates the mother said Lloyd’s behaviour had had a profound impact on her daughter, who was now scared to walk to school alone and had to be escorted there and back.

Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, defending, told magistrates her client said it was entirely coincidental he met the girl. He had cycled past and thought his bike handle had clipped her schoolbag, so he stopped and said “Are you all right.”

Lloyd was extremely sorry about the effect the chance meeting had had on the girl.