Bristol

Malcolm Dearlove sentenced for Bedminster sex assault

A 69-year-old man from Bristol has been spared jail after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 79-year-old woman on New Year's Day.

Malcolm Dearlove, of Canada Way, was given a six-week jail term, suspended for two years, by Bristol magistrates.

Dearlove was arrested by police following the attack on his victim, which happened mid-morning as she was shopping in East Street, Bedminster.

He pleaded guilty at a previous hearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court.

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