THE sentencing of a man convicted of several sexual offences had been delayed for a third time due to a lack of ‘dangerousness’ report.

Luke Sewell, of no fixed abode, was due to be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Monday (November 6) for several sexual offences which occurred in Berkshire in 2017.

The 34-year-old was convicted on July 11 this year but the sentencing was adjourned so a pre-sentence report could be prepared to assess Sewell’s level of dangerousness.

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However, the case has now been adjourned twice more due to the report failing to be prepared.

Judge Emma Nott said: “It’s very tempting to say, ‘It has been three months, let's crack on regardless’, but I don’t think it smart to go ahead without a pre-sentence report.”

A representative from the probation service attended court but could only his apologies and stated he would investigate further to find out why the report had not been produced.

Shouting could be heard from the public gallery as the case was adjourned: “Are you kidding me, we’ve had enough of this, why do you keep giving him the benefit of the doubt?”

They were warned they would have to leave the courtroom if they shouted again.

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“Why are you treating me like the prisoner?” they said.

The sentencing has now been adjourned until December 22 at 2pm.