Hundreds sign petition calling for paedophile to leave Grantham

The protest in Uplands Drive, Grantham.
The protest in Uplands Drive, Grantham.
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Hundreds more people have signed an on-line petition after a protest was held on Sunday in Uplands Drive calling for a paedophile to leave town.

The petition has been signed by nearly 400 people who want the paedophile to move out of Grantham. The man was jailed for 15 years in 2002 for a string of sexual offences, and moved back to Grantham at the end of April after leaving prison last year.

MP Nick Boles has responded to the petition. He said: “I have written to The Rt Hon Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Justice, Ministry of Justice, to raise concerns that paedophiles are permitted to return straight back into the communities in which they carried out their crimes after their release from prison. I will update change.org as soon as I receive a reply.”

But petition organiser Annette Pask said she had hoped more could have been done by now. She said: “We just want to know who made this decision to allow this man to come back to Grantham. I was hoping to get more information from our MP and he has come back with nothing so far.”

She said she was “incredibly surprised” by the response the petition got following the protest on Sunday afternoon and that a number of “quite poignant comments” were left on the site.

To sign the petition go to www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/nick-boles-mp-remove-an-unwanted-sex-offender-from-our-neighbourhood