An emergency meeting was held in the town, attended by the police, social services and education officials, and probation officers who agreed on measures to protect boys in the area. But yesterday a police spokesman said the man had left his house in Swindon and moved away from Wiltshire. "Police in whose area he proposes to reside are fully aware of his intention to reside in their district, where he must still register under the Sex Offenders Act," said the spokesman. - Kate Watson-SmythReuse content
A convicted sex offender who sparked a campaign by Wiltshire police to protect boys in the area when he moved in, has packed up and left the county. The man, believed to be Robert Oliver, was released from prison last Thursday after serving two-thirds of his sentence for the manslaughter of a 14-year-old rent boy runaway Jason Swift.