Sex offender from Wellingborough sent back to prison

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A 21-year-old man has been sent back to prison for 18 months after being found speaking to young girls at a shopping centre, thereby breaching the terms of his Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Bradley Coulson, previously of Wellingborough, was issued the SHPO at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on July 7, 2020, following a civil case brought by Northamptonshire Police due to concerns highlighted regarding his behaviour.

The SHPO Coulson was issued with lists a number of conditions he must abide by, one of which was to not to have any contact with anyone under the age of 16.

However, on the afternoon of November 7, 2021, Coulson was spotted speaking to a group of young girls between the ages of 11 and 13 at the Swansgate Shopping Centre in Wellingborough.

Coulson was arrested for the breach and after pleading guilty to three counts of breaching his SHPO, he was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court last week (April 29) to one year and six months in prison.

PC Andy Glover from Northamptonshire Police’s MOSOVO Team, said: “We take the management of sex offenders extremely seriously in this Force – they are very closely monitored and any breaches are dealt with swiftly.

“If a breach is identified, there are no second chances and just like Bradley Coulson – offenders will be sent to prison.

“I hope this case demonstrates our commitment to keeping the public of Northamptonshire safe and to bringing sex offenders to justice.”

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