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Sex offender fined after holiday abroad

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 07, 2014

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A SEX offender has been fined after enjoying a holiday abroad without informing the police.

Omar Khidir, 27, of Waterloo Street, Burton, appeared at Burton Magistrates’ Court today to admit failing to comply with two notification requirements of the sex offenders’ register.

He failed to notify the police of new passport details and that he was also travelling abroad, on May 31.

Jobless Khidir was convicted of a sexual assault in 2011 and was put on the sex offenders’ register for seven years, where he must inform the police of any travel plans.

Police received information from the Borders Agency to say Khidir was travelling abroad to Marbella, Spain, later receiving information he was returning on June 11.

The court heard he hadn’t told the police about his passport application.

Mark Aspden, defending, said: “It isn’t a case where he is supplying false information to obtain a passport. It is not a prolonged breach of non-compliance.

“He did not know he was supposed to inform them if he obtained a new passport. When given his notifications it didn’t say anything about going abroad.

“He said: “I thought if there was a problem I wouldn’t have been issued with a passport.”

Magistrates fined him £90 for each offence, as well £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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