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Last Updated: Monday, 11 December 2006, 16:58 GMT
Crowd outside paedophile's home
An angry crowd has gathered outside the home of a paedophile in Bishop's Lydeard, Somerset.

Robert Oliver, 52, was a member of an East London paedophile gang which killed 14-year-old Jason Swift in 1985.

He was released in 1997 after serving 10 years of a 15-year sentence. His whereabouts were published by The News of the World on Sunday.

David Hinton, parish council chairman, said: "People should act within the law and not take it into their own hands."

'Paedophile out'

He added: "They can't go round damaging property just because they don't like the people who live in it."

Women chanting "paedophile out" called for Oliver to be kept locked up.

"Are my children not entitled to walk safely in the street and play in the area - why should he have all the police protection?" demanded one woman.

"There's families desperate for somewhere to live and they give a council house to him - it's disgusting," said another.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said they were "aware" of the situation.

Mr Oliver is being monitored by Mappa, the multi-agency team set up to manage serious violent and sex offenders after their release from prison.

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