Breaking: Nelson man jailed for child sex offences

A Nelson man has been jailed for four years for two child sex offences dating back 20 years.

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Kenneth Ridehalgh (57), of Edward Street, had denied a string of offences and had been acquitted of most of them at an earlier hearing.

But he had been convicted of one of sexual activity with a child and another of indecent assault and was sentenced at Burnley Crown Court this afternoon.

He received a four-year sentence on the former charge, and a 12-month concurrent sentence on the second.

The court issued a restraining order preventing Ridehalgh contacting the victims for two years.

More on this shocking story to come.