A suspected paedophile living in the UK but wanted by Polish authorities on suspicion of child sex offences has been evicted from a Travelodge where he had been living for three months among families and children.
Polish authorities are trying to extradite the pensioner who is wanted by police over the allegations of sexual abuse against children. The suspect was granted bail and allowed to stay at one of the Travelodge hotels in Bedford after appearing at Westminister Magistrates' Court.
The hotel chain has four locations in the town so it is unclear at the moment which one he had been staying at.
The pensioner was removed from the hotel after the Sunday Express newspaper contacted Travelodge to request information about the situation.
According to the newspaper, the suspected paedophile was granted permission to reside in the hotel following his arrest on a European Arrest Warrant last September, he is currently fighting an extradition request from Poland. This isn't the first time Travelodge has housed a suspected criminal, another man who is currently fighting extradition to Romania on embezzlement charges was also allowed to stay in a different Travelodge in London.
The 30-year-old man was arrested last year and put into a Travelodge in London. Initially, he was supposed to be sent to a different address in London, however, the court changed the order and housed him in the Travelodge in Docklands Central between April and May.
Travelodge told the Sunday Express that neither of the men are living in any of their hotels any longer.
A spokesperson for Travelodge said: "The safety and security of our customers and staff is of paramount importance to us. "We can confirm that we do not have agreements in place to provide bail accommodation and that these two individuals are no longer staying in our hotels. "We do work with a range of third parties and have stipulated to them that we do not accept bookings for individuals that are alleged to be a sex offender or paedophile."