More than a dozen dangerous offenders in Norfolk were returned to custody after they broke their probation agreements, new figures show.

Police, probation services and other government agencies supervise and keep track of sex offenders, violent criminals and other dangerous individuals in communities through multi-agency public protection arrangements.

Fakenham & Wells Times:

Ministry of Justice figures show 1,604 people convicted of a serious offence were being managed under MAPPAs in Norfolk at the end of March this year – down from 1,675 the year before.

However, 14 were returned to custody after they breached their licence.

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In addition, 28 sex offenders breached their notification requirements, which includes providing the relevant information for the sex offender register.

The figures show there were 1,184 people on the sex offender's register in Norfolk.

Michaela-Clare Addison, sexual violence lead at charity Victim Support, said: "A crucial reason for having these licence conditions is to protect victims and the public – so it is seriously concerning to see them increasing.”

A Probation Service spokesperson said: "We will always put public protection first and when offenders breach their licence conditions they face being returned to custody."