December 2020

Huddersfield pervert jailed for sex offences

A Huddersfield man has received more time in prison as part of a long running investigation into non recent child sexual abuse in Kirklees.

Asif Bashir (35) from Huddersfield was sentenced to four years in prison to be served on top of an existing sentence after being found guilty of sexual offending as part of the force’s Operation Tendersea investigation.

The 35-year-old, who was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on December 3, was found guilty of two offences of sexual touching of a child under 16 and two offences of inciting sexual activity with a child under the age of 16.

The offences took place between 2005 and 2007 in the Huddersfield area and were committed against a young girl.

Bashir, was previously sentenced to 11 years for rape and attempted rape in November 2018 during the first series of Operation Tendersea trials, and will serve four years consecutive to that sentence.

He is the 35th man to have been sentenced as part of Operation Tendersea for which suspects have now received a combined 393 years in prison.

The operation has focused on investigating and jailing men responsible for the sexual abuse of young girls in Huddersfield between 1995 and 2011.