A MAN has been jailed for sex offences he committed in Hereford.

Richard Webb, 34, was sentenced to nine years in prison at Worcester Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, December 2).


Webb, of of Moat Crescent, Malvern, will be placed on the sexual offenders register for life and will have a three-year extended licence period.

His offences took place in the Hereford area between 2006 and 2019 and involved incidents where the victims were between the ages of 8 and 14 at the time of the offences.

"He also met with a child and committed sexual offences following a period of grooming and possessed extreme pornography," said police in a statement.

Detective constable Leah Lowe said: “This investigation was highly emotional and I’d like to recognise the courage of the victims who came forward.

“This man groomed and abused his victims and this sentence is reflective of the suffering and misery he caused.

“West Mercia Police take all complaints of sexual abuse very seriously and I hope this case gives the public confidence to come forward and report any incidents of concern whether recently or in the past.

“We act on all reports we received an offer victims our full support.”

If you have been affected by crime and need support, you can contacted the Victim Advice Line.

The Victim Advice Line is a free and confidential service for victims and anyone who has been affected by crime and needs support.

Freephone: 0800 952 3000 or email: info@victimadviceline.org.uk

The webpage (including a Live Chat service is): www.victimadviceline.org.uk

You can also call the West Mercia sexual abuse support centre on 03456 461188.