Prison warning

A 64-year-old man was found guilty by a jury at Bradford Crown Court of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Halifax town centre almost two years ago.

Thomas Burns, of Illingworth Road, Halifax, was granted bail until he is sentenced on August 10.

The court heard that after the girl asked Burns for money he offered to give her £10 if she went with him to a cash machine in a secluded area where he grabbed her wrists and sexually assaulted her.

Recorder Neil Davey QC adjourned sentence on Burns and indicated that he believed a custodial sentence was inevitable for the serious offence.