Music legend’s namesake is danger to children

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN who shares his name with music legend Elvis Presley was made the subject of an indefinite Sex Offenders Prevention Order (SOPO) because he is a danger to children.

A court order keeping Blackpool man Presley’s name, age and address a secret was successfully overturned following an application by the press.

Both Lancashire Police and the man’s solicitor objected to the application made by the media.

However, District Judge Jeff Brailsford (right) sitting at Blackpool Magistrates Court lifted the existing banning order stating: “Following careful examination of all the information before me I feel nothing engages the need for an order under Section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act.”

The judge said there was no concrete evidence Presley was any more vulnerable than anyone else to vigilante attacks.

Presley, 47, of The Promenade, Blackpool, was made the subject of an indefinite SOPO.

Lancashire Police provided evidence Presley made inappropriate comments to three children aged 11 and chased them down a street.

The police said they had been made aware of comments made by Presley to young girls.

He shouted: “Hiya sexy come to mine,” and “hiya sexy do you want to come to my house.”

The police said they were extremely concerned about the contact he has with children and wanted the order to protect children.

The SOPO forbids Presley from having any contact with any children under the age of 16.

He must also not communicate with any children under 16 by phone, computer or in writing.