Volume 95, Issue 44

Tuesday, November 20, 2001
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Turmoil puts war on hold

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Sex offender in London

Sex offender in London

By Joel Brown
Gazette Staff

London Police have issued a public warning concerning a sex offender with "a high risk to re-offend" who recently moved into the area.

Daniel McIntosh, who police describe as having a history of violence against women, is living at the Salvation Army at 185 Horton St..

The 55-year-old's criminal record dates back over 25 years and includes sexual assaults and assaults with a deadly weapon, police said.

"If we've released this information to the media, it's because we believe he's at a high risk to re-offend," said Const. Tracy Swystun of the London Police Department. "We want the public to be aware he is in the neighbourhood."

The decision to mark McIntosh as a "high risk" was based on clinical opinions, correctional records and his criminal record, police said.

McIntosh is described as a white male, 5'10", 170 lbs., with grey hair and blue eyes.

In other criminal news, two stabbings occurred early Sunday morning at the Ridout Tavern and FX nightclub

A bar fight at the Ridout resulted in a man being stabbed in the back with a broken beer bottle. The attack left the victim with a five centimetre laceration that required stitches. Chris Zachos, 18, of London has been charged with assault with a weapon.

Charges were also laid against an unidentified male after he spat on a police officer in front of the Ridout. He was charged with assault of a police officer and obstructing and resisting a police officer.

Outside FX, near Richmond and King streets, a man was sent to hospital after being stabbed at 2:30 a.m., Sunday morning. A male suspect fled the scene and has yet to be apprehended by police.

According to Swystun, police believe the incident may have been caught on one of the city's new surveillance cameras and hope video tape will help identify the suspect.

Last Friday, a heavy-set, naked man wearing only shoes was spotted on a walkway leading from Western Road to TD Waterhouse Stadium just after 11 p.m.. Both London Police and the University Police Department were notified, but were unable to catch the offender.

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