May 2016

Man imprisoned for 25 years for sex offences

A pervert who carried out a string of sex attacks on children as young as seven has been jailed for 25 years.

Gordon Preece, 71, from Drakeley Farm, Marden, was found guilty after a trial of 15 sexual offences including rape and buggery.

Preece, pictured, was found guilty by a jury at Hereford Crown Court of four counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 between 1970 and 1971 and 1979 and 1980; and four counts of rape of a female under 16.

He was also found guilty of four counts of buggery with a woman between 1980 and 1984. Other charges included two counts of assault of a girl by penetration and causing or inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity.