A registered sex offender has been jailed after being caught using a computer in his local job centre.

Adrian Thomas, of Robert Street, Milford Haven, appeared from custody at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, February 5.

Thomas, 25, pleaded guilty to logging onto a public computer at the job centre in Milford Haven, which he was prevented from doing by a sexual harm prevention order, on February 4.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, said the order was imposed in August 2017, with conditions stopping him from using equipment which could access the internet.

He added that Thomas could only use the job centre computers if given prior written permission by his supervising police officer.

The court heard that he had used the computer for around five minutes, and it was not known what he had accessed on the equipment.

Thomas, who was previously convicted of grooming, claimed he had been using the computer to check progress on his benefits after securing a new flat.

Magistrates sentenced Thomas to 12 weeks in prison and ordered him to pay £200 in costs and a surcharge.