Drunk sex offender walked into Daventry school

A CONVICTED sex offender wandered into a town school and mixed with pupils after drinking six cans of lager.

Ashley Dowd, 20, has been sentenced to six-months in prison after being caught on CCTV in Danetre School on the Southbrook last month.

The school’s headteacher David Howell told the Gusher that Dowd was immediately spotted and ejected from the premises before police were called.

Dowd, of Hillary Close on Ashby Fields, was convicted in October 2009 of having underage sex with a 14-year-old girl and given an order banning him from unsupervised contact with children.

But on April 1, 2011, Dowd and a 19-year-old friend were caught at Danetre School during school hours walking through stairwells and corridors filled with students.

Dowd pleaded guilty to breaching his sexual offences prevention order last week and was jailed.

For more see this week’s Daventry Express.