Wayne Gavin Mathura has been jailed.

An East Preston man has been jailed for a string of sexual offences on three teenage girls.

Wayne Gavin Mathura, 52, of Roundstone Crescent, was sentenced to 13 years in prison, with a further five spent on licence supervision after his release.

He was convicted of 13 counts of rape and sexual assault committed between 2007 and 2009.

The three victims were  aged between 13 and 17 at the time.

Detective Constable Simon Thorne said:

“This man is dangerous and preys on vulnerable women after gaining their trust.

“We hope that this sentence will prevent any other women ever suffering at his hands again, and will also most importantly encourage any other women who have been such victims to come forward to the police.”

Mathura will be a registered sex offender for life.