|Nicholas Crawshaw does not need to tell police before he has sex any more (Picture: Cascade News)|
A man who was instructed to inform police before he had sex has had the court order overturned. Nicholas Crawshaw, of Chester, became the second person in Britain to be handed the condition as part of a Sexual Risk Order restriction last month.
He has been described as a ‘dangerous, serious rapist’ by a detective, but was cleared of rapes and sexual assaults after a trial. Chester Magistrates Court lifted the order pending a further hearing despite being told by detective constable George Booth that Mr Crawshaw was ‘dangerous to the public’.
DC Booth was asked where Mr Crawshaw was on a scale of ‘one being a monk, and 10 being a dangerous, serious rapist’. He replied ‘ten, I believe he is dangerous to the public’, adding that he believes Crawshaw should be serving a lengthy prison sentence.
|The court overturned some of the restrictions (Picture: Getty)|
Last month, Mr Crawshaw was found not guilty at Warrington Crown Court of six counts of rape, three sexual assaults and two assaults by penetration. He was previously cleared of six counts of rape and two of assault by penetration of two women at another trial.
Mark Le Brocq, defending, asked for for sections of the order stopping Mr Crawshaw entering licensed premises and stopping him from having sex in licensed premises to be lifted. He argued they would stop Mr Crawshaw ‘having a social life’ and showed the police’s ‘vindictiveness’ towards him.
The applicant, Jade Tufail, on behalf of Cheshire Police, withdrew the provision for Mr Crawshaw to contact the police before he had sexual contact. The case was adjourned for DC Booth to collect evidence about Mr Crawshaw, which will be put before the court on December 5.