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Pensioner jailed for historic sex attack on 8 year-old girl

Harry Wilkinson has been jailed for two years for a historic sex attack on a young girl in 1963 Credit: PA

A pensioner has been jailed for two years after being found guilty of an indecent assault on a young girl dating back to the 1960s.

Harry Wilkinson was convicted of the attack on an eight-year-old girl in a lane in Scarcliffe in Derbyshire.

The 72 year-old from Cavendish Road in Bolsover carried out the assault after taking the victim for a drive in his car in 1963.

He appeared at Derby Crown Court last week, where he was given a two-year prison sentence and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

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Bolsover MP objects to cancellation of PMQs on Thatcher funeral day

Dennis Skinner MP Credit: Labour Party/The Labour Party/Press Association Images

The Labour MP for Bolsover, Dennis Skinner, has spoken out in opposition to plans to cancel Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, so that MPs can attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

He joined the Respect MP George Galloway in opposing a Parliamentary motion which would have rearranged Wednesday's House of Commons' timetable.

There will now be a debate of up to three hours on Tuesday when Mr Galloway will attempt to reinstate Wednesday's PMQs.