A WEYMOUTH sex offender living rough on the streets of Bournemouth failed to let police know of his changed circumstances and assaulted a community safety officer, a court heard.

John Mark Poole - who also goes by the name Leon Park - admitted to failing without reasonable excuse to notify police that he was no longer residing at his registered address in Park Street, Weymouth, which he was required to do within three days under the Sexual Offences Act.

Appearing at Poole Magistrates Court via live video link on Tuesday January 11, Poole also admitted assaulting a victim on November 8 2021 who was acting in his duty under a community safety accreditation scheme, and a further offence of criminal damage while subject to a conditional discharge order.

The case was adjourned until February 17 in order for a medical or psychiatric report to be prepared.

Poole was granted conditional bail until the next court date, during which time he must report to Weymouth Police Station and live and sleep in Weymouth to ensure appearance at his next court date, and to prevent reoffending. He must also engage with REACH drug and alcohol service and engage with psychiatrists in the preparation of a report.