A HEALTHCARE facility from which a patient escaped and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old boy in 2011 is to have additional fencing built on its premises.
St Andrew’s Unit at Sherwood Oaks Business Park was given permission to contruct extra security fencingh and two storage units by Mansfield District Council’s planning committee.
The motion was proposed by Labour councillor John Kerr and seconded by Coun Vaughan Hopewell. They both said it made sense for the Sherwood Avenue facility to have new fencing constructed.
The St Andrew’s Healthcare facility provides care and treatment for people with autistic spectrum disorder and learning difficulties in both a low and medium secure environment.
Overall 70 bed spaces are provided on the site, with 34 of these in the low secure environment and 36 in the medium secure environment.
Last year Shaun Tudor (43), of no fixed address, was given an indefinite prison sentence for the attempted rape of the boy.