July 2013

Jail term for child sex offender

A Broughton man has been sentenced to six years and nine months in prison for a string of child sex offences, Grimsby Crown Court heard.

Andrew Welbourn, 24, of George Street, pleaded guilty to three charges of meeting a child following sexual grooming, six counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

He had been accused of two counts of rape of a child but these charges have now been dropped.