A FORMER PUB chef and convicted sex offender has been jailed for not checking in with police for the third time.

Dan Whitlock failed to notify police of his whereabouts three times.

The 36-year-old had originally received a Community Order in November 2019 for two offences of sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16.

When officers knocked on his door he refused to present himself on October 20, a court heard.

Whitlock whose last given address is The Vine Inn, Romsey appeared at Southampton Crown Court on Wednesday charged with failing to comply with the notifications of a sexual harm prevention order and breaching a suspended sentence - he previously pleaded guilty.

Defending, Berenice Mulvanny said did he not breach his order to commit further offences but stuck his head in the sand.

He was jailed him for ten months.