Paedophile rehoused after plank attack

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 January 2011

The paedophile was rehoused by the police following the assault

The paedophile was rehoused by the police following the assault

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A CONVICTED paedophile was smuggled out of his home in Highbridge after being assaulted with a plank of wood.

The man, who the Mercury understands served five years in prison, had been moved into a flat in Regal Court last summer, but was moved out again by the police following the assault, which took place before Christmas.

Neighbours told the Mercury that his cover was blown when he was caught staring through a neighbour’s window when his nephews were staying, and he was assaulted after people heard he had chased two young girls in Apex Park.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: “We didn’t pay any attention to him until he was caught looking through his neighbour’s window when his nephews were staying.

“He said that he was checking his meter, which is by the window, but then we heard about him chasing the two girls, and one of the neighbours went out and hit him round the head with a wooden plank.”

After barricading himself in his flat, he was then immediately taken away by police officers, and has subsequently been rehoused.

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