Lincolnshire

Dennis Hambridge, 76, jailed for abusing nine-year-old

A paedophile who admitted sexually abusing a young girl has been jailed for six years.

Dennis Hambridge, of Dove Close, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, started abusing his victim when she was nine years old.

Lincoln Crown Court heard Hambridge was jailed in 2010 for historic offences against a girl, dating back to the 1970s when he lived in Essex.

In March, his latest victim came forward and told a social worker how she had been abused by him.

Hambridge had previously admitted five charges of sexual assault on the girl between 2006 and 2008.

Judge Michael Heath said: "It is not the first time you have been before the court for such offences. A substantial prison sentence is necessary in this case."

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