Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

‘Incapable of changing’ paedophile jailed for two years

Published

on

swansea crown courtA PAEDOPHILE from Pembroke Dock “incapable of changing” has been jailed for twice breaking a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

Barry William Hollingsworth, aged 72, told police he could not control his behaviour.

Hollingsworth, of Flat 4, Old Coronation School, Meyrick Street, was punished by the courts in 1984, 1989, 2004 and 2009 for indecent exposure, indecent assault on a girl aged under 14 and possessing indecent images of children.

Swansea crown court heard on Friday that on the last occasion Hollingsworth was made the subject of a SOPO, which banned him from going near children. Janet Gedrych, prosecuting, said on July 19, Hollingsworth was seen following a group of schoolchildren at Heatherton Park, St Florence near Tenby. He seemed to pay particular attention to one young child and staff alerted the park manager, Andrew MacDonald.

Hollingsworth returned to the park a week later and Mr MacDonald called the police. He was arrested for breaching the SOPO and told officers: “I know I’m not supposed to be here but I am.”

Miss Gedrych said police decided to keep Hollingsworth under surveillance and followed him as he took a train to Penally. From there he walked to a nearby beach and placed a towel close to where a girl of about six years of age was playing. Officers secretly filmed him as he appeared to rub his groin area. Police became so concerned they broke off the surveillance and arrested him.

Hollingsworth told them he could not live by the conditions of the SOPO. He said he received sexual gratification by looking at the girl and fantasising about her. He admitted both breaches.His barrister, Paul Hobson, said he had not actually touched any of the children.

Judge Keith Thomas said Hollingsworth had been through “the entire court system” and had completed various prison sentences and courses and counselling sessions.

“He finds it impossible to overcome his sexual urges but nothing deters him.

“He is incapable of changing and he represents a high risk of causing harm to children.

“It is frightening and disturbing and these matters cause great concern,” added the judge.Hollingsworth was reminded that he was still under the SOPO and would be on the child sex offences register for life.

Hollingsworth was jailed for two years.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

News

Broad Haven: Car overturns in wet weather on B4341

Published

on

A CAR overturned in the wet weather on the B4341 Haverfordwest to Broad Haven road on Friday evening (Jul 3).

First on the scene, local Stephen Hughes told The Herald: “I was driving along and noticed a car had overturned on the Broad Haven Road past the left turning for Tiers Cross. I stopped and checked to see if everyone as okay.

“No one was injured, and I stayed until the police arrived.”

Police directed traffic and assisted with the recovery of the vehicle.

Continue Reading

News

County Hall in NHS blue lights tribute

Published

on

COUNTY HALL in Haverfordwest was lit in blue last night (Friday, 3rd July) and will be again tonight and tomorrow night as a tribute to NHS workers and social care staff throughout the country.

The illumination also marks the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on Sunday.

Said Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman, Dr Simon Hancock: “We owe these workers a great debt which will never be fully repaid and this gesture by the Council is richly deserved.”

Continue Reading

News

Cllr Beynon suspended as school governor at Pembroke’s Ysgol Harri Tudur

Published

on

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL said that they are unable to comment on the suspension of a Pembroke Dock councillor as a school governor.

Cllr Beynon confirmed that he has been suspended as a school governor at Pembroke’s Ysgol Harri Tudur.

“I’m looking forward until when the ombudsman throws out the complaints,” Cllr Beynon said.

Paul Dowson, a fellow Pembroke Dock councillor, recently resigned from the board of school governors of Ysgol Harri Tudur.

Cllr Dowson said after he resigned: “I feel a recent smear campaign reflects badly on the school even though its untrue.”

Continue Reading
News5 hours ago

County Hall in NHS blue lights tribute

COUNTY HALL in Haverfordwest was lit in blue last night (Friday, 3rd July) and will be again tonight and tomorrow...

News1 day ago

Cllr Beynon suspended as school governor at Pembroke’s Ysgol Harri Tudur

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL said that they are unable to comment on the suspension of a Pembroke Dock councillor as a...

News1 day ago

Pembrokeshire man admits catalogue of sexual offences against children

A HAVERFORDWEST man has pleaded guilty to a huge catalogue of sexual offences against children, including possession of more than...

News1 day ago

Jail for sleight of hand fraudster

A MAN has been jailed for four fraud offences after purposely confusing post office and bank staff with sleight of...

News2 days ago

Wales’ hospitality sector will prepare to re-open outdoors from 13 July

The Minister signalled the first phase of a planned reopening for bars, restaurants and cafes with outdoor spaces following a...

News2 days ago

South West Wales Virtual Open Day 8 July

Welsh local authorities, schools, colleges and work-based learning providers will be hosting a series of Virtual Open Days for Year...

News2 days ago

SOME pubs can reopen on July 13

PUBS, cafes and restaurants in Wales can re-open on July 13. Or, at least, some can. In a move heavily...

News3 days ago

Union wants council investigation into Councillor Paul Dowson’s conduct

PEMBROKESHIRE County Councillor Paul Dowson’s public statements criticising the Black Lives Matter movement should be formally investigated by the council,...

News3 days ago

Advice for businesses re-opening

AS LOCKDOWN restrictions are expected to ease, businesses and building owners are reminded to check the maintenance of their premises...

News3 days ago

Jail for Monkton couple caught with £3,100 worth of heroin

A PEMBROKE couple have been handed prison sentences after travelling to Swansea together to collect drugs. Anthony Reginald Brian Davies...

Popular This Week