Dangerous paedophile who moved to Fife is jailed
Dangerous paedophile Anthony Luckwill, who fled to Fife after being chased out of Ireland, is tonight behind bars.
Luckwill, who has been living in Inverkeithing, was arrested yesterday when he was found to be in possession of a mobile phone and iPod, breaching a court order.
He is banned from having any devices which can be used to access the internet but ignored that.
He has been jailed for ten months and after serving that term he could be sent back to Ireland where there is an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
When he appeared in court today, Luckwill was raging about his long catalogue of child sex offences being highlighted in the media and was warned about his conduct in the dock.
Luckwill, originally from Dublin, asked a female neighbour in Inverkeithing if she thought another resident would allow him to use his Wi-Fi. Media coverage of Luckwill’s previous court appearance led to this woman becoming aware of his past.
She realised he should not be accessing the internet and contacted the police.
When officers turned up to search his property, Luckwill was furious telling them to “F*** off” and claimed they were trying to ruin his life.
The mobile phone was found to contain an image of Luckwill with a young boy in a wheelchair. Urgent inquiries are taking place to establish the child’s identity.
When he appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court this afternoon, Luckwill ranted that the media coverage had “caused me no end of bother this week”.
He also complained that he did not feel safe in his new home and that he needed internet access to check what was being written about him.
Luckwill (44), of Inverkeithing, admitted that on 7th September at his home he breached the terms of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order by being in possession of a mobile phone and an iPod.
Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said Luckwill was living in a property in Inverkeithing his parents had bought for him.
“I should point out the close proximity of the local primary school and high school,” added the depute.
He added that Luckwill had been forced to move out of a hotel in the area when his past came to light.
“It seems like his past history has caught up with him Fife like it did in Ireland where he was attacked and his accommodation was set alight.
“Last week’s conviction at Dunfermline was covered in the media and there has been an element of local unrest.
“The accused told a neighbour he had his computer up and running. He wanted to use another neighbour’s Wi-Fi until his own was connected. The woman said he would have to speak to that neighbour and ask him directly.
“Then the previous owners of Mr Luckwill’s property saw the media coverage and contacted the woman to make her aware about her new neighbour’s offences.
“After reading the coverage, the woman realised he should not have any computer and contacted police.”
When police attended his house, a detective asked Luckwill if he had bought any computer equipment but he denied this.
“When the officer asked to search the property, he refused and became irate and agitated. He then said, ‘So what if have a computer, my solicitor says I can have one’.
“From a wardrobe he then produced an iPod which has a camera and could be used to access the internet.
“When the device was checked there was immediate concern about an image of the accused with a young male in a wheelchair. Urgent inquiries are now underway to trace this child.”
When told he was under arrest, Luckwill shouted, ‘F*** off, f*** off. You came here to ruin my life.”
When officers later searched his property and his vehicle they found a mobile phone and a hand-held mobile router used to access the internet.
Luckwill then told police he would be opposing the imposition of a new SOPO.
Mr Kapadia added, “Police consider him to be a dangerous paedophile.”
Defence solicitor Michael Sweeney asked for the sheriff to defer sentence for reports and to allow Luckwill bail. “He tells me has Asperger’s Syndrome and he feels he would be vulnerable if remanded in custody.”
However, Sheriff MacNair said he did not need reports and that Luckwill would not be on remand. He pointed out that Luckwill was previously jailed in Wales for breaching the same order.
Sheriff MacNair jailed Luckwill for ten months and granted forfeiture of the banned devices.
Last week, Luckwill admitted another breach of his SOPO and sentenced was deferred until 23rd October.
The ten-year SOPO, imposed in Wales ten years ago, runs out on Thursday and Police Scotland can apply for a new order.
Luckwill changed his name to Colin Gregory and planned to start a new life in Fife after leaving his native Ireland.
He was jailed in Ireland in 2013 for sexually assaulting two teenage boys after he posed as a TV casting agent.