June 2023

“Abhorrent” sex offender jailed for 16-years

An “abhorrent man” who committed deceitful crimes against three children has been sentenced to 16-years after being found guilty of 15 counts of child sexual offences following a seven day trial.

Lawrence Pollard, aged 76, of Front Street in Middleton on the Wolds was sentenced (Thursday 29 June) at Hull Crown Court, after pleading not guilty to 17 allegations of sexual abuse against children in the 1970s.