Sex offender found by police in loft is jailed
A MAN from Skelmersdale who breached his sex offender notification requirements, and was found hiding in a loft in Crosby by police, has been jailed.
Paul Jevons, 40, of Elm Court, was wanted by officers after failing to tell police he had moved out of his address in September.
Jevons was traced to Crosby on January 31. Officers attempted to arrest him but he made off in a vehicle before colliding with another car. Again he made off from the scene.
Following enquiries, Jevons was found hiding in the loft of a property in the Carrfield Avenue area of Crosby a day later.
He was arrested and charged with dangerous driving, document offences and breaching his sex offender notification requirements.
Jevons appeared before Wirral Magistrates’ Court on February 2, pleading guilty.
He appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday (March 2) and was handed a 14 month jail sentence.
Det Con David Perkins, of Lancashire Police’s Sex Offender Management Unit (SOMU), said: “Jevons breached his sex offender notification requirements by failing to tell officers he had left his address.
“He went on the run and following a number of appeals, Jevons was traced to the Merseyside area, arrested and charged, before being handed a custodial sentence for his actions in evading police.
“We welcome the court result and hope it serves as a reminder to offenders we will not tolerate such behaviour. We will catch up with you and you will return to prison.”