A man in York has been banned from having any sort of sexual activity unless he gives police 24 hours' notice. He has also had controls on his internet usage and must tell police about every phone or other device he has which he could use to access the internet or contact people with.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was placed under an interim sexual risk order ahead of his next court appearance on 19 May, reported the York Press. Sexual risks orders are used when a suspect has not been convicted of a sexual offence, but is considering a risk to the public.

Under the order, the man must tell police if he plans to start a sexual relationship of any kind with a woman or to have one-off sexual activity with any woman. North Yorkshire Police successfully applied for the interim sexual risk order until 19 May, when York magistrates' court will decide whether to make it a full order and for how long.

Sexual risk orders can be made by a court on an individual "who has done an act of a sexual nature and who, as a result, poses a risk of harm to the public in the UK or children or vulnerable adults abroad". If the suspect moves, the man must still tell the relevant police force if he plans to engage in sexual activity.