Man jailed for nine years for sexual abuse of young and vulnerable victims

Melvyn Wall, who was jailed at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.
Melvyn Wall, who was jailed at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.

A South Elmsall man has been jailed for nine years after being convicted of sexual assault.

Melvyn Wall, 66, was found guilty of sexual abusing three children between 1993 and 2014.

He was jailed at Leeds Crown Court yesterday after being found guilty of four offences of sexual assault, four of sexual activity with a child, two of indecency and three counts of indecent assault.

Detective Chief Inspector Sue Jenkinson, of Wakefield District Police, said: "Melvyn Wall richly deserves the long sentence he is starting today for a pattern of sexual abuse against young and very vulnerable victims. 

"He also put his victim's through the ordeal of a trial, forcing them to relive the harm they suffered. 

"I want commend their courage for the way they conducted themselves during the trial process. 

"All reports of child abuse are dealt with the utmost sensitivity and police and the CPS will do everything they can to bring those responsible to justice."

� Charlotte Graham 
Picture Taken 06/10/2017. 
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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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