June 2019

Man jailed for 7 years for sexual assault

A man has been jailed for 7 years after a woman was sexually assaulted.

Colin Evans, 32, of Fielding Lane, Accrington was convicted of one count of sexual assault following a trial at Burnley Crown Court.

The woman was seriously sexually assaulted in Accrington.

She received multiple injuries which required hospital treatment.

A jury yesterday (13 June) found Evans guilty of one count of sexual assault. He was found not guilty of two other counts of sexual assault in relation to the same victim.

Judge Dodd sentenced him to 7 years in prison and ordered him to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register.