A CONVICTED sex offender failed to tell police where he was living after he was released on bail.

Blackburn magistrates heard Ashley Lewis Barratt had "many, many" breaches on his record since the order was imposed in 2013 for possessing indecent images of children.

But Ian Huggan, defending, said the breach was at the very lowest level it was possible to have.

Barratt, 30, of Highfield House, Lydia Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the sexual offenders register. He was jailed for 12 weeks.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said Barratt had been jailed in January for a breach and was before the court for another breach on May 16.

"Having been released on bail on that date he failed to go to the police station and register details of his address," said Miss Allan. "He knows full well he has a duty to tell the police where he is living and has been jailed for failing to do just that in the past."

Mr Huggan said when he was released from court on May 16 he was bailed to live at the bail hostel in Accrington.

"The police would have been informed that he was bailed to live there," said Mr Huggan. "He was compliant and remained at Highfield House and was arrested yesterday when he went to keep an appointment with the probation service. What he has failed to do is go to the police station and sign the documentation."