The Marlborough District Mayor is concerned the man known as the "Beast of Blenheim" may return to the area when he's released from prison.

Stewart Murray Wilson is due to be released in September and will on parole until 2015.

The High Court has ruled that after that he'll be subject to an extended supervision order, which will see him monitored for another 10 years.

Mayor Alistair Sowman says locals share his concern.


"They just don't want him back in Blenheim, there are still people that were involved when the offending took place and it's just not appropriate for him to come back to this region."

Mr Sowman hopes to speak to the Department of Corrections about his concerns next week.