May 2016

Fiend caged for sexually abusing brothers


A man from Blackpool who sexually abused two young brothers in the mid-1970s has been jailed.

Allan Atkinson, 61, of Daventry Avenue, Bispham, was jailed for eight years after being found guilty of eight sex offences against the youngsters following a trial.

The pervert was a family friend of the victims and committed the offences between 1974 and 1975, when they were aged between 10 and 13.

He was sentenced at Preston Crown Court last Friday, and was also given a sexual harm prevention order.