Inspector’s response to ex-sex offender fear

Inspector Simon Outen EMN-150807-105324001
Inspector Simon Outen EMN-150807-105324001

West Lindsey’s police Inspector Simon Outen has responded to residents’ fears that convicted sex offenders could soon be among the homeless at the Market Rasen Foyer.

Following an article in last week’s Rasen Mail,Insp Outen said: “Lincolnshire Police work closely with the management of the Market Rasen Foyer ensuring that both the residents and local community are appropriately supported.

“It is important to realise that there are a number of residents at the Foyer, with a variety of backgrounds, who require support with their living arrangements.

“However all residents undergo a needs assessment with Axiom housing before being accommodated, thereby ensuring only those suitable for these premises are accommodated.

“Should any persons have any concerns regarding the activities of any individuals, then these should be reported to the local police for an appropriate investigation to take place.”

Neither Axiom Housing Association, which manages the Foyer, or the county council, which is responsible for referrals, have denied ex-sex offenders may soon be among people living at the homeless hostel.