A Lancashire author has published a new book in which she claims to know how many pedophiles live in an area of the county.
As part of the ‘True Stories of Ordinary People’ series, Angela Coppice from Preston has written a revealing book called A Golden Mile of Paedophiles: Sun Sea Sand And Sex Offenders, Welcome To The Dark Side Of Blackpool.
The book, published in paperback on September 23, claims that 700 high-risk sex offenders, pedophiles and convicted rapists currently live in the resort.
Angela says it’s something she discovered after a day on the town with her probation officer friend.
The book also claims to include information and details from a senior Blackpool police officer, who Angela says will “leave the millions of people who visit Blackpool each year, and the townspeople, in shock”.
The blurb for the book reads: “Blackpool is arguably Britain’s most famous seaside resort. More than fifteen million people go there every year.
“But what very few of these fifteen million people know is that walking among them on the waterfront and standing next to them in the gambling halls, there are notorious pedophiles, sex offenders , child abusers and rapists.
“Angela Coppice lives not far from Blackpool in Preston. And she recently went to Blackpool with her friend for the day.
“Her friend is a probation officer who works with sex offenders and in one day she saw five pedophiles she knew, all of whom had been convicted of abusing young children.”
Angela’s story is part of the ‘True Stories of Everyday People’ series, which includes, The wheels of the bus are spinning and when the bus stops, a pedophile gets on; Florida or Blackpool?; and Justice With A Grave Outcome, which tells how a father and his friend took the law into their own hands after his daughter was attacked by a pedophile and killed him.
A Lancashire Police spokesperson said while they did not comment directly on the figures, they believed there were inaccuracies in Angela’s estimates.
A Home Office spokesman said: ‘We have some of the toughest powers in the world to deal with sex offenders living in the community, to make sure they can’t hide their criminal past.
“We are further strengthening the regime for managing registered sex offenders and those who pose a risk through the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act.”
Angela’s book is available on Amazon, priced at £10.