A WIDNES man has been jailed for two years for historic sexual abuse.

Peter MacBryde, 73, of Cowan Way was convicted of five charges of indecently assaulting female victims.

Judge Nicholas Woodward sentenced him to 12 months consecutively for the first two counts and 12 months concurrent for the other three offences.

He was jailed at Warrington Crown Crown Court on November 17 following a trial.

Today, the police reminds victims of sexual abuse that they do not have to suffer in silence.

DC Karen Kendrick, the investigating officer in this case, said: “No one should put up with abuse.

“Cheshire Police takes such incidents seriously and no matter how long ago, we will investigate and support victims.”

The effects of sexual abuse, she said, can be life-changing and can leave those effected unable to cope.

She added: “Therefore having the courage to come to the police and get the support needed is vital in the recovery process, even if it means just getting the right help and advice.

“We have supported MacBride’s victims throughout the court process and hope that this sentence will go some way to helping them with their recovery.”