Sophie Brownson of Barry & District News reports that a registered sex offender was spared jail after wearing shorts, which he is forbidden from doing.
Fifty-seven-year-old Ian Watkins of Major Close, Ty Canol, was handed a ten week suspended prison sentence for breaching his order by wearing shorts which cut above the knee at Morrison’s in Cwmbran.
Newport Crown Court heard on May 28, Watkins was buying beers when he was stopped by a Gwent Police officer, who recognised Watkins and knew he was in breach of his order by his clothing and arrested him.…
“He must not wear any short trousers or shorts in any public area that fall above the knee in breach of the Sexual Offences Order.”
Watkins told the court he owned two sets of shorts; one set of short shorts above the knee and a Sexual Offences Prevention Order approved pair.