November 2018

Farnham man jailed for rape and sex offences

Farnham resident Anthony Burbridge has been jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of rape, two counts of assault causing grievous bodily harm and three counts of wilful neglect of a child.

Burbridge, 44, of Lower Weybourne Lane, was convicted of the six charges when he appeared at the Central Criminal Court in London last week.

The offences took place in Farnham over an 11-year period between 1996 and 2007 and involved four victims, including three who were children at the time.

The victims came forward in 2016 to report the offences, which included physical and sexual assaults, neglect and psychological abuse.

Following a lengthy and complex investigation, Burbridge was charged with 12 offences and was found guilty of six of these following a three week trial.