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Sex offender's new home revealed

PUBLISHED: 12:54 04 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:29 03 March 2010

SERIAL sex offender Steven Beech is now staying in Peterborough, The Evening Star can reveal today.

Beech spent ten days at Ipswich police station before moving out of Suffolk last Thursday.

SERIAL sex offender Steven Beech is now staying in Peterborough, The Evening Star can reveal today.

Beech spent ten days at Ipswich police station before moving out of Suffolk last Thursday.

At the weekend, Cambridgeshire police confirmed he had moved into their county – and today it emerged he is now staying in Peterborough.

Police would not confirm exactly where he is in the city, but it is believed he is being kept under guard in one of two police stations there.

Beech has 115 convictions, mostly for sex offences against women, and is considered so dangerous that he has to be guarded by two police officers 24 hours a day.

However he is not currently serving any sentence, so he is able to come and go as he pleases – always with a police escort.

During his stay in Ipswich he made several visits to local pubs, and on at least one trip tried to chat-up women he met.

He arrived in Ipswich from Sheffield where he had been driven out of his accommodation after local people discovered how dangerous he was.

Under the terms of a court order, he is not allowed to share any accommodation with a woman.

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire police refused to comment on Beech's exact location, and said meetings would be held with various agencies to try to decide what to do next with him.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police today said there were no relevant documents that they could pass on about Beech – it is understood that officers at all levels are relieved that he has left the county and hope that he never comes back.


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