A BURY man who raped a woman and indecently assaulted a child has been jailed for nine years.

Garry Tattersall, aged 47, of Prescot Close, Redvales, committed the offences in Bury in 2003 and 2004.

He appeared at Bolton Crown Court on April 29 and admitted one count of raping a woman and two counts of indecently assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Tattersall appeared at the same court for sentencing on Friday and was jailed for six years and three months for rape and two years and nine months for indecent assault.

After the hearing, Det Con Stephen Darragh, of Greater Manchester Police’s serious sexual offences unit, said: “Tattersall was responsible for an historic rape and an historic sexual offence against another who was a child.

“I am pleased he has been sentenced to such a long time behind bars where he cannot hurt anyone else.

“Clearly, the court has taken the stance that he is a dangerous man and for the victims, I hope seeing him locked up for nine years will give them some semblance of justice.

“Thanks to the bravery of the victims in this case who did speak up, and made a stand against Tattersall, who was abusive and took advantage of the trust that was put in him, he has now been convicted and sent to prison for a very long time.

“The victims have shown courage and tenacity in reliving their ordeal to ensure Tattersall did not get away with it.”