A FORMER company director has been placed on a Sexual Offender Prevention Order after police collected evidence he was grooming girls.
Stephen Ford – who ran a will writing company - from his home on Hyde Road, Blackpool was made the subject of the order imposed by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at the resort’s magistrates court.
The judge was told Ford, 57, had no objection to the interim order until November 13 for his next hearing.
In documents submitted to court the applicants – Lancashire Police – said Ford was on police bail pending an ongoing investigation into his conduct.
The application said Ford was making contact with girls by asking them to wash his car and inviting them into his home where he engaged in inappropriate behaviour with them.
The terms of the Sex Offenders Orders means Ford must not have contact with children aged under 16, involve himself in any paid or voluntary work with children, take any pictures of children and must not have device to record digital images.