June 2018

Paedophile pensioner jailed for rapes dating back nearly 60 years

A Wakefield paedophile has been jailed for raping a young girl almost 60 years ago.

Edward Coysh, 71, of Burkill Street, was given 10 years behind bars following a recent trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

He was found guilty of six counts of raping a female under the age of 16 between 1961 and 1967.

Det Chief Insp John Williams said: “No sentence will ever be long enough to rectify the ordeal this victim has faced, however I hope this sentencing of Coysh lifts a weight from her shoulders and allows her to move forward knowing he is finally behind bars.”