Protestors attempted to swarm a Birmingham probation hostel yesterday to demonstrate against prolific paedophile Vanessa George.
The group walked up to the front entrance of Crowley House in Selly Oak and unveiled a banner in middle of the road as police tried to hold them back.
George, known as Britain’s worst female paedophile, was released last month after serving a 10-year prison sentence, much to the dismay of the families of abused children.
Protestors attempted to swarm a Birmingham probation hostel yesterday to demonstrate against prolific paedophile Vanessa George
The group walked up to the front entrance of Crowley House in Selly Oak and unveiled a banner in middle of the road as police tried to hold them back
A breakaway section of the protestors are reported to have walked to the back of the grounds where the hostel neighbours a nursery.
It is believed they then stopped families with young children leaving a birthday party and questioned them to see if they knew of the residents housed next door.
The 49-year-old mother of two abused up to 30 babies and toddlers while working at Little Ted’s Nursery in Plymouth
Some of those questioned looked visibly shaken from being approached as the paedophile hunters swarmed the area.
A 33-year-old woman was arrested for threatening to cause damage to the property.
West Midlands Police sent several officers to the demostration at the hostel where they prevented the group from entering the property and reaching George.
Several police cars were then used to block block off the road to the hostel, and also sent to stop the crowd from accessing the nursery.
A Spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: ‘Following a demonstration in Selly Oak, Birmingham yesterday, a 33-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of making threats to cause criminal damage.
‘She was later released under investigation. The rest of the demonstration passed without issue.’
The protest is believed to have been organised by the paedophile hunter group Predator Awareness, who posted the protest on Facebook and gained over 2,400 shares.
They were not available for comment.
Earlier this month, George was photographed enjoying the sunshine outside hostel for the first time since her controversial release from jail two weeks ago.
In July, a Parole Board panel cleared her for release, saying she was no longer a ‘significant risk to the public’ despite pleas to keep her behind bars
Vanessa George, 49, looked relaxed, wearing a navy blue top, grey shorts and black slip-on shoes. The photos show that her hair is now a natural mousey blonde
The 49-year-old abused up to 30 babies and toddlers while working at Little Ted’s Nursery in Plymouth.
The mother of two daughters, she was jailed indefinitely in 2009 and told to serve a minimum of seven years.
In July, a Parole Board panel cleared her for release, saying she was no longer a ‘significant risk to the public’ despite pleas to keep her behind bars.
George (pictured in 2009) was released last month – much to the dismay of families whose children may also have been abused
Following her release from Send Prison in Surrey, she is living at a bail hostel in Birmingham, preparing for a new life.
But fellow residents at the probation premises had no idea who George was as she swapped jokes in a courtyard.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: ‘For the first few days, she was warned to stay on site. No one had a clue who she was until a few days in.
‘She spent a lot of time in the yard outside when it was warm, lapping up the sunshine and laughing and joking.’ The source added: ‘She didn’t come across as the type who’s too troubled by what she was banged up for.’
The photos show that her hair is now a natural mousey blonde. And she looks relaxed, wearing a navy blue top, grey shorts and black slip-on shoes.
Following her release from prison, the mother of one victim wrote a heartbreaking open letter to George. She told how her crimes had left her family with a ‘legacy of pain’.
The mother said her child, who has had to have counselling, is aged 13 but still wets the bed and has never had a sleepover at a friend’s house. ‘It’s not fair that you get to move on now and start a fresh life and we are left to continue suffering,’ she added.
Even George’s own family say that she should not have been released. One member, who did not want to be named, told the Daily Mail: ‘It might have been easier to just lock her up and throw away the key. She’s clearly not a decent member of society.’