August 2016: William Brierley, 54, jailed for 22 months and banned from driving for seven years after his lorry crashed into a car which caused a motorist to lose an arm

November 2015: Now living in Pitalpin Court, Dundee


September 2002

Fury as sex beast spared jail

A CONVICTED sex beast who molested a teenage girl as she had an epileptic fit walked free from court yesterday. 

Perverted cabbie William Brierley, 39, sexually assaulted the 15-year-old after going to her home to pick her up for a doctor’s appointment. The child only told her mum when the sick fiend attacked her again two weeks’ later. 

But Brierley, who was already on probation for a string of sex offences against young women, was spared jail at Cupar Sheriff Court. Sheriff George Evans said the pervert had made “good progress on a rehabilitation programme for sex offenders”. 

The victim’s mum, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: “I’m disgusted by this pathetic decision. He was playing a game with the sheriff by agreeing to go for counselling. It’s all a farce. He’s got off with it and he’ll do it again to other women.” 

Brierley, of Tayport, Fife, pleaded guilty to two sex attacks on the girl and was given two years’ probation and placed on the sex offenders’ register.