October 2020

Sex offender banned from visiting Cambridgeshire lakes for five years

A registered sex offender has been banned from visit a Cambridgeshire beauty spot for five years.

The criminal behaviour order (CBO), the first of its kind secured by Cambridgeshire police on a registered sex offender, was issued against Edward White.

The 41-year-old was sentenced to three months in prison, suspended for two years, at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on August 13, after admitting to an act of outraging public decency at Fen Drayton Lakes on March 27.

On Wednesday (28 October) at the same court, White, of Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots, was handed the strict five-year court order. The order prohibits White from going to Fen Drayton Lakes and engaging in various sexual activities.

DC Decca Riondino, of the force’s public protection unit, said: “This court order is a first for our department. Given the nature of White’s offending, a CBO was the only way for us to continue monitoring and managing him.

“With this court order in place for the next five years we will be able to keep tabs on White and minimise further risk to the public.

“Any reports of him breaching his CBO will be dealt with robustly.”