April 2022

Scarborough paedophile jailed for loitering at play park

A convicted paedophile has been jailed again after he was seen approaching children in a playground.

Oliver Angelsmith, of Northstead Flats in Scarborough, was given a sexual harm prevention order in 2008 after he was jailed for abusing a boy under the age of 13.

The order banned him from entering any children’s play area or having contact with youngsters under the age of 16.

But he was reported to police after a concerned parent raised concerns after seeing him behaving suspiciously at Manor Road play park in Scarborough on 23 March.

It was reported that he pushed a child on a swing and offered children money to wash his bike. He was arrested two days later.

The 34-year-old was charged with breaching the order and admitted the offence at Scarborough Magistrates Court.

York Crown Court, where he appeared for sentencing, heard that Angelsmith had an “appalling record” having previously been jailed over three previous breaches of the order.

He was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.