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Workington sex offender denies breaching notification requirements

Carlisle Crown Court

A REGISTERED sex offender accused of failing to tell police where he was living is to stand trial in front of a jury later this year.

Thomas Eric Clough, 32, faced four charges when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court.

Three allege that he failed to comply with sex offender notification requirements during a period between March, 2016, and October the following year.

It is alleged he twice failed to notify police of a change of address at which he’d stayed for seven days or more.

A third charge alleges he failed to notify police within three days that he had stayed at an address for at least 12 hours at which a person aged under 18 was residing.

Clough denied these three charges, and also pleaded not guilty to a fourth allegation of “stalking, causing serious alarm or distress”. This alleges that, between December, 2017, and May, 2018, he had followed a woman to Workington town centre repeatedly; stared into her home address; and followed and stared at her in various locations.

Clough, of Bromley Street, Workington, is due to go on trial at the crown court in early July.

In the meantime he was remanded in custody by Recorder Ahmed Nadim.

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