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Man jailed for 22 years for historic sex offences

Photo: Cumbria Police

A Cumbrian man has been jailed for 22 years for historic sex offences.

37-year-old Allan Raymond Bell from Workington was sentenced at Preston Crown Court today.

Allan Raymond Bell, 37, of Garnet Crescent, was sentenced to 22 years at

The charges relate to offences against a woman and a child under the age of ten.

“Cases of sexual offences are always taken seriously by police. But in order for Cumbria Police to bring sexual offenders to justice we need the support of victims. I would like to thank the victims in this case for their bravery in coming forward and supporting a lengthy police investigation. Without their courage this result would not be possible.

“I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the public that all allegations of recent or non-recent sexual abuse will be investigated thoroughly by Cumbria Police.”

– PS Jennifer Stable