‘You, Trotter, are a dangerous man’

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A PROLIFIC sex offender who flouted a court order which allowed police to keep a check on his movements has been jailed.

Kenneth Trotter, 78, (pictured) had served jail sentences in Australia for a string of serious sexual offences against boys and young men, before returning to Britain and setting up home in Blackpool.

Magistrates had made an interim sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) requiring him to notify police of any change of address within a three day period but he breached the order twice.

Trotter denied two breaches of the order but was found guilty at trial and was yesterday jailed for three years.

Representing himself during his trial and for the sentencing hearing, Trotter said when he moved to a Cocker Street home, he thought he had a reasonable excuse not to report that address until he had moved into a retirement flat he had placed an offer on.

He told the court: “There was never a time when I deliberately tried to tell the police or give the police the wrong address.”

Judge Knowles said: “You, Trotter, are a dangerous man with nothing to lose.”

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