A man police deem to pose a significant risk to vulnerable young females has been issued with a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).

A ten-year order was granted against Joshua Tate-Hunn, 24, at St Albans Crown Court on June 30.

The order prevents Tate-Hunn, previously of Watford, from approaching or communicating with two named females, and he must also comply with further restrictions.

The order against Tate-Hunn was applied for by Hertfordshire Constabulary's legal services department after he was considered by police as being at high risk of offending, particularly against young and vulnerable females.

He was taken to court but refused to give any evidence.

Tate-Hunn is currently in prison while he awaits sentencing for robbery.

Detective Constable Ayodeji Afolabi, who led the case, said: "A SHPO is an important order which can be used to help protect young and/or vulnerable people.

"This order has been granted as a result of collaboration amongst police forces, including support from the Metropolitan Police Service, Essex Police, Surrey Police and British Transport Police.

"I want to thank everyone involved for their assistance. I’m pleased we have been able to secure this order to help protect vulnerable members of our community.

"If you have any concerns, or believe this order may have been breached, please report it to us."

If Tate-Hunn breaches the order, he could be arrested and sentenced.

A sexual harm prevention order prohibits a person from

• Inviting or having any female child under the age of 18 years in his vehicle, or any other vehicle in his control, unless the child is accompanied by a parent or guardian or responsible adult.

• Having any unsupervised contact of any kind with any female child under the age of 18 other than when it is not reasonably avoidable in the course of lawful daily life, or where consent from parents, guardians or a responsible adult who has knowledge of the order has been sought.

• Staying overnight in the same premises as any female child under the age of 18 years, unless with the consent of the child’s parents, guardian or responsible adult who has knowledge of the order.