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.
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.