June 2010

Dereham man, 77, jailed for six years

A 77-year-old Dereham who sexually abused two girls has been jailed for six years.

Brian Heyhoe, of Clifton Terrace, Southend, Dereham, admitted a total of 16 charges of indecent assault on children between 1995 and 2002.

He was jailed at Norwich Crown Court on Friday.

Det Con John Carr, of Norfolk Police, said: “This sentence is a good result for the victims of Heyhoe and hopefully will put an end to their ordeal.

“The constabulary is committed to bringing such offenders to justice and has a dedicated team of investigators who deal with crimes involving child abuse.

“We recognise that coming forward can be a difficult step for victims and we will investigate cases that are reported to us whatever the timeframe.”