Take down those ‘ nonce’ posters!

Sunday Sport - - NEWS -

COUN­CIL ten­ants with posters on their win­dows warn­ing res­i­dents to be on the alert for a “sex of­fender” have been or­dered to take them down – or risk los­ing their homes.

Res­i­dents of a Dun­bar street put up anti- sex of­fender warn­ings to par­ents to “be vig­i­lant” fol­low­ing ru­mours that a known sex nonce was mov­ing into a neigh­bour­ing house.

But they said they were warned by the po­lice and coun­cil of­fi­cials to re­move the signs.

East Loth­ian Coun­cil con­firmed that it had asked ten­ants to re­move posters that were considered “of­fen­sive”.

A spokesman said: “It is part of a coun­cil ten­ant’s ten­ancy agree­ment not to pub­licly dis­play material that may alarm or of­fend other res­i­dents.”

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