Notorious paedophile starts new life in Fife by offending


A notorious paedophile, who was hounded out of his native Ireland, has started a new life in Fife. 

Anthony Luckwill received widespread coverage in the Irish media after being released from a jail term imposed for sexually assaulting young boys after he posed as a TV casting agent. 

The predatory paedophile, previously branded “a grave risk to society” by an Irish judge, has a long history of convictions across the UK and the Irish Republic. 

Luckwill (44) has moved into a new home in Fife and a ten-year order aimed at protecting the public from him will expire on 14th September. 

It is open to Police Scotland to apply for a new order to be put in place. 

Luckwill was forced to leave Ireland after he was assaulted by an angry group of locals in Dublin and his home was torched. 

The poisonous atmosphere also led to an innocent Dublin man, with a passing resemblance to Luckwill, being repeatedly targeted by vigilantes.

Luckwill, who now prefers to be known as Colin Gregory, was arrested soon after he arrived in Scotland for breaching the terms of his Sexual Offences Prevention Order. 

The ten-year order was imposed in Wales in 2007. Luckwill managed to avoid the restrictions of the order back in his native Ireland, where the order did not apply. 

He claimed he thought the SOPO did not in Scotland and was found in possession of banned devices, including a laptop. 

He originally appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court in June. 

On that occasion, defence solicitor Elaine Buist said, “He left Ireland because he had some very disturbing press coverage. On 23rd May he arrived at Stranraer spoke to police, said he had a pre-booked hotel.” 

When police went to the Fife hotel they found the devices and they were taken from him. 

“What’s he doing here?” asked Sheriff James Williamson. 

“Well, he’s not being in Ireland,” replied Ms Buist. 

Bail was granted despite being opposed by the Crown. The court was told Luckwill planned to buy a property in west Fife. 

When Luckwill returned to Dunfermline Sheriff Court he admitted breaching the terms of the SOPO imposed at Mold Crown Court, Wales, by having ownership and possession of a laptop computer, two cameras and a mobile phone at a Fife hotel on 4th June. 

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said, “When he spoke to police after arriving in Scotland it appeared his history had caught up with him in Ireland. 

“He said he’d been assaulted and his previous accommodation had been set on fire. He said he was fearful for his safety.” 

The depute said with the existing order ending soon, police could apply to a sheriff to have a new one put in place. 

When Mr Kapadia said the Crown was moving for forfeiture of the devices, Luckwill became agitated in the dock and spoke heatedly to his solicitor. 

Ms Buist told the court, “He’s not happy at the notion of the equipment being seized.” 

Sheriff Alison McKay deferred sentence until 23rd October to await the outcome of any new SOPO application from the police. Consideration of the forfeiture motion has also been continued to that date. 

Luckwill, originally from Dublin, has numerous convictions for child-related sex offences in Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands. 

In 2012, he was jailed for five months after arriving in Guernsey and trying to lure a 14-year-old boy to his hotel room. 

In June 2013, he was jailed for four-and-a-half years in Ireland for sexually assaulting two boys who thought were going to TV auditions. 

On his release, reporters followed Luckwill as he roamed across Ireland to warn the public of his whereabouts.

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16 Responses

  1. Leann says:

    That’s right send him to Fife??? He should be kept where he damned well belongs!!!

  2. Lyndsay dobbie says:

    He is here to abuse our children simple as that. All sex criminals have narcissistic personality disorder as they are feeding the self off of another person/child. Get him sent back (no roaming for peados) we have enough in five soooooo angry

  3. Marie Kane says:

    He should be locked up permanently.Where about in Fife does he live.?as I live in Dunfermline and have young grandsons.dont want that beast near them.!!!!!!

  4. Emily says:

    Like Fife need anymore of them here …. let Dublin do what they need to do … send him back

  5. Why let them settle here in fife,surely the kids here deserve to be protected from scum like that!-put them all on a island in the middle of a ocean somewhere n let them fiddle each other!!-VERMIN!!!

  6. Henry says:

    He not welcome in Fife. We have enough problems without people like him causing more. Return to sender and his native home land.

  7. Maryann says:

    This is shocking where is he living in fife so every person can try and make sure there kids are safe….he should be put in a area where he tagged and watched 24/7…he is a dangerous man hope people fife get him moved back to Ireland we don’t need this man in scotland

  8. C Mathieson says:

    Get him out of Fife

  9. Scott says:

    He should be Fucking kept in the jail the he’s monster

  10. Lynda says:

    Access to a laptop with his history? He’s lucky he’s not been roasted alive and rolled in salt.

  11. Lorna says:

    Why should we have that disgusting creature who is a prolific Peadophile allowed to stay in Scotland. Peadophiles are networked how long before other offenders slither along.

  12. Linda says:

    Absolutely vile that he thinks he can set up home in fife ! The public will find out where he’s residing and he will have to move on as he is NOT welcome here !!

  13. Amanda says:

    Get him out of Fife!!! cause if i see him anywhere near my kids god help him he’d wish he’d stayed in Ireland. Also to become so agitated when they were going to seize his devices was there something on there that shouldn’t have been?

  14. Wee jinty says:

    He should be sent back to Dublin he’s been sent to wales offended there sent now to Scotland where he’s found with offensive devices and his lawyer said he’s not happy they took them of him why did they not put him in a place away from the rest of society he’s a monster and will do it again and when he’s up before the judge send him back to Dublin for good why shoul we be landed with there vermin it’s there problem don’t send him to some other country where other children can be targeted people like him should be locked up for life he’s a danger to society

  15. Lesley Harpur says:

    Drop him in the middle of the Irish Sea….No one wants his sort.

  16. Helen says:

    Send him back to Ireland wehaveenough. Problems of our own

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