Public objects to return of sex offender

Convicted sex offender David Jennings caused a stir in Ashcroft last week when he returned to pack up his belongings.

  • Dec. 13, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Ashcroft RCMP received several calls last week expressing outrage that David Jennings was back in town.

In October, Jennings relocated to Kamloops after living quietly for a year in Ashcroft. The move  triggered a warning from Kamloops RCMP that identied him to the community as a high risk sex offender.

Jennings had already notified local RCMP that he would be collecting his belongings from his former residence and was carrying items to his truck when a few members of the public began to gather.

Police said callers advised them to “do something” about Jennings or else they would take care of things for them.

Police attended the scene to keep the peace, but there were no incidents in the three hours it took Jennings to pack.