A sex offender has been jailed for eight years after being found guilty of abusing a young boy.

Tony Apps, 52, from Radwell Drive, near Little Horton Lane, in Bradford city centre, committed multiple offences against his victim during the early 90s when he lived in Kent.

The man affected by Apps’ abuse came forward in 2016 and told police what he had been subjected to.

Apps was arrested in Bradford by West Yorkshire Police in October 2016 on behalf of Kent Police and subsequently charged with numerous offences.

He denied the charges only to be found guilty by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court. He was convicted of indecent assault and three counts of indecency with a child and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Apps will serve an additional two years on licence upon his release.

Investigating officer PC Helen Press said: "His victim has suffered physical and emotional damage, which has affected his life terribly since the 90s. It finally got to a point where he felt angry about what he had been subjected to and bravely reported Apps to us.

"Thanks to his courage, this man has now been convicted for his abhorrent crimes.

"Whilst we understand how difficult it is to come forward with information like this, we actively encourage victims to report these incidents to us, no matter how long ago they took place, so that we can ensure justice is done."

An NSPCC spokesperson said: “This case shows us that it doesn’t matter how long ago abuse took place; those who have experienced it will be listened to.

“Apps’ victim has shown tremendous courage in coming forward and we hope he feels a sense of closure in bringing him to justice.

“If anyone has any concerns that a child is being abused, call the NSPCC helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000. Children can call Childline on 0800 1111 and speak to a trained counsellor, free and in confidence.”