Wirral man jailed for breaching Sexual Harm Prevention Order

A Wirral man has been jailed for 20 months for breaching his Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Steven Bell, 27, from Woodchurch, was sentenced on Tuesday,19 March, at Liverpool Crown Court.

Bell is a Registered Sex Offender and is required to adhere to conditions under the Sex Offender Register and his SHPO.

Bell was found to have breached these condition by:

  • Failing to register his home address with police;
  • Failing to register that children under the age of 18 were staying at the address;
  • Having unsupervised contact with a female under the age of 16.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Inspector Steven O’Neill, Manager of our Sex Offender Unit, said, “Sex offenders are quite rightly expected to provide up-to-date information about where they live, and strictly adhere to all conditions of their release.

“Any breaches are investigated thoroughly and it is pleasing to see that Bell has been dealt with robustly and sent back to prison.

“We will act on all information provided where it is suspected that offenders are breaching their orders, and I’d encourage anyone with such information to always contact police directly, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, and our specialist officers will do the rest.”

Image: Steven Bell/Merseyside Police

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