Suffolk/Kent: Paedophile banned from holiday village

A SUFFOLK holiday village has blocked a man – released on bail by a court after being convicted of paedophile offences – from visiting.

Stephen Daniell, 48, pleaded guilty to six offences of indecency with a child at Maidstone Crown Court, according to the KentOnline website.

His case has been adjourned for sentencing while probation reports are prepared on him.

The newspaper reported that Judge Charles Byers released the former Scout leader on bail and relaxed his condition of residence so he could attend a pre-booked trip to Center Parcs in Elveden Forest, from September 3-7.

But a spokeswoman for the holiday company said: “At the time of booking we were unaware that this individual was on bail for any crimes.

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“We respect that the case is still to be heard, but we do not believe it is appropriate for an individual on bail for such crimes to visit Center Parcs. The welfare and safety of our guests, particularly children, is paramount and therefore we must act in their best interest.We feel it is only right to cancel this booking and have done so.”

Daniell, of Albion Road, Tunbridge Wells, appeared in court accused of indecency with children he met through a conservation charity during trips to Snowdonia National Park.

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He pleaded guilty to six charges with a further two being ordered to be allowed to be left on file.

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