Candidate hits out at MSP’s ‘sex offender’ statement

I would like to comment on MSP John Lamont’s statement that “there is a varying degree of types of sex offenders”.

To me there is no degree. This is a disgusting and vile act upon children and they have to be protected at home, at school and in the streets.

Why do the authorities keep rehousing them in areas where the offences took place, even yards from a school playground? This only aggravates the problem. Yes, you must report it to the police if you see a person lurking about your area.

On a separate matter, I would also like to say that I feel we do have a drug problem and we do need the public to report drug dealing to keep our children safe.

TOMMY STEVENSON

SNP candidate

Hawick and Hermitage