October 2011

Man jailed for assaulting girls

A PAEDOPHILE has been jailed for six years for sexually assaulting two girls.

Scott Purnell, 35, of Maynard Close, Hartcliffe, was found guilty after trial of 10 sexual assaults on girls who were aged under 13 at the time.

Sentencing at Bristol Crown Court yesterday, Judge David Ticehurst told Purnell: “You are a man who presents a serious risk to young girls.”

He is now on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life, has been banned from ever working with children and will be subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order when freed.