August 2023

A Kirklees man has been given an extended prison sentence after being found guilty of  rape offending described as ‘abhorrent’ by detectives.

Jason Grundell (34) from Batley Carr, Dewsbury, was handed an extended 17-years sentence in a hearing at Leeds Crown Court on Monday July 31.  

The 34-year-old had been previously found guilty by a jury of two rape offences in a five day trial in June.

He was given a sentence of 13 years in prison with a four-year extended licence period for the offences, which were committed in January and March in the year 2020.

Police were made aware of the offending in March 2020 by a third party, and arrested Grundell shortly afterwards.