Police make application for sexual risk order against homeless man

PUBLISHED: 12:56 16 March 2018

King's Lynn magistrates court. Picture: Chris Bishop

King's Lynn magistrates court. Picture: Chris Bishop


An application for a sexual risk order has been made against a 59-year-old homeless man.

The application was brought to King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court by Norfolk police against Matthew Reid.

But the hearing for the main application has been adjourned until Friday, April 13, as Reid is yet to finalise funding matters with his solicitor.

Norfolk police solicitor Andy Owens told the court this morning that an application for an interim order should be made until the hearing date, which the magistrates granted.

Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, an interim sexual risk order applies where an application for a sexual risk order - the main application - has not been determined. It prohibits the defendant from doing anything described in the order for a fixed period of time.

Mr Owens said the interim order sets out the same nine clauses which forms the main application. Details of the clauses were not read out in court.

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