Derby

Man, 87, jailed for historical abuse on young girls

George Cobbledick Image copyright Derbyshire Police

An 87-year-old man has been jailed for 15 years for attacks on girls aged eight and 12.

George Cobbledick, of Walnut St in Derby, was found guilty of rape and serious sexual assaults against the eight-year-old in the early 2000s.

At Derby Crown Court he was also convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in the mid 1990s.

Police said they would seek justice for abuse victims no matter the age of the offences or culprit.

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Cobbledick was ordered to serve a year on extended licence and be on the sex offenders register for life.

Det Insp Steve Shaw said: "George Cobbledick abused his first victim when she was aged 12, at a time when he would have been in his late 60s.

"His callous abuse continued in the early 2000s, starting when his victim was aged just eight.

"What I hope this case demonstrates is that, no matter how long ago the offences took place, and no matter how old the perpetrator, we will strive to bring them to justice."

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