Tuesday, June 8, 1999 Published at 18:00 GMT 19:00 UK
Children deliver paedophile protest
The petition was delivered to the prime minister
A petition against plans to house some of the UK's most notorious paedophiles at Nottingham Prison has been delivered to Downing Street.
One child held a banner reading "Any risk is too much".
The protesters are angered at plans to create a unit to house the worst child sex offenders after completing their sentences. The proposed unit is about 250m from an infants and junior school.
The police have assured residents that former offenders will be supervised whenever they leave the jail, but many parents in the area are still angry.
Earlier the protesters met James Clappison, Conservative front bench Home Affairs spokesman. He said: "There are a lot of legitimate questions which need answering about this."
The scheme is the first of its kind, and could be extended nationally if successful.