November 2017: A paedophile who once appeared on Dragon’s Den as a contestant will spend years longer in prison after judges ruled his original sentence was ‘unduly lenient’.
Richard Hazell, 49, of Hoddesdon, abused four young girls and when his business and home were searched police found thousands of indecent images of children.
The married man, who has a child of his own, was convicted of four sexual assaults and nine indecent images of children crimes and was jailed for four years and nine months at St Albans Crown Court in June.
After a review at the Court of Appeal yesterday (November 9), his sentence was increased to seven years and three months.
August 2017: Sentenced to 57 months in prison.
Dragon’s Den contestant found with 3,000 sick child abuse pics on laptop guilty of sex attack on girl, 13