A ‘HIGH-risk’ sex offender who once brought fear to the residents of Nelson, failed to tell police where he was over Christmas and New Year.

Adam Collier, 25, who had been living with his mother in the Burnley area, moved out, but didn’t notify the police even though he was supposed to tell them of any change of address within three days.

Officers had gone to the mother’s home where she told them Collier had moved out before Christmas, possibly December 22 or 23, a court heard.

Collier was sent to prison for four years in 2004 for knocking a petrified pensioner to the ground and molesting her, and was placed on the sex offenders’ register.

He is also subject to a sexual offences prevention order and appeared at Burnley Crown Court last December after he was said to have made advances to a frightened schoolgirl in an alley.

Collier admitted failing to comply with the sex offenders’ register on or between last December 19 and January 1 this year. The jobless defendant, of Colne Road, Brierfield, was given a 12-month supervision order and was ordered to pay £85 costs.