A wicked and depraved paedophile is likely to die in prison after he was jailed for 22 years for a string of horrendous sexual offences spanning well over three decades.

David Bolton, 77, from East Bowling, Bradford, had wrought such damage and devastation that many people would think incarceration for the rest of his life was richly deserved, Judge Jonathan Rose said.

Bolton shouted p*ss off to the judge and jury at Bradford Crown Court last month when he was remanded in custody after being convicted of six offences of rape, a count of indecent assault and seven allegations of sexual assault.

The perverted pensioner’s offending against young girls began when, aged 20, he was convicted of having sex with a girl under 13. Four years later, in 1966, he was imprisoned for having sex with a girl under 16.

Bolton went on to sexually abuse four girls, conducting a “campaign of rape” against one of his victims.

“These grave offences demonstrate that over a period of almost 40 years you have given free rein to your paedophilic tendencies,” Judge Rose said.

He continued: “From the age of 20, you had a perverted sexual interest in children that has in no way abated.”

The judge made an indefinite restraining order banning Bolton from contacting any of his victims or the prosecution witnesses in his trial.

A MAN was jailed for almost five years for his role in a terrifying knife-brandishing raid on a Bradford Post Office.

John Walker was one of a masked gang that jumped over the counter to snatch £2,500 and a laptop computer from Barkerend Post Office shortly after opening time on March 21.

Walker, who wore a distinctive red Spider-Man mask, followed an accomplice who was wielding a large knife through a gap in the security screen to terrorise the 19-year-old woman staff member on duty.

Walker, 25, of Hendford Drive, Barkerend, Bradford, pleaded guilty to robbery and was imprisoned for four years and ten months at Bradford Crown Court.

Prosecutor Alisha Kaye said the teenager in charge of the Post Office, in Barkerend Road, had just put money in the till and opened up for the day when the three masked robbers burst in.

She backed away but the leader, brandishing a large knife, climbed behind the counter, followed by the other two.

The woman shouted: “Take the money. It’s all I’ve got,” Miss Kaye told the court.

The robbers emptied the till and snatched the manger’s laptop computer from under the counter.

In her victim personal statement, the Post Office worker said she had been extremely frightened and worried that the robbers would hurt her.

She was “completely upset” and considered not returning to her job.

A TEENAGER who shoved a woman out of her Audi S1 during a broad daylight car-jacking at Morrisons in Thornbury, Bradford, was locked up for 27 months.

Yusaf Dad was 17 when he targeted the motorist as she returned to her vehicle after a shopping trip on September 26 last year.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Dad jumped into the passenger seat of the Audi as the woman was about to drive away.

He demanded the car keys and when the woman refused, he opened the driver’s door and shoved her out of the vehicle.

The Audi was later found because the police were able to track the owner’s mobile phone which was still in the car.

Dad’s fingerprints were found on the vehicle, but three days after the robbery he flew to Islamabad.

He was arrested when he returned to this country in February and he pleaded guilty to the robbery.

Dad, of Leeds Road, Bradford, also admitted stealing in-car media systems from three vehicles parked on a Skoda garage forecourt.

He was sentenced to two years and three months in a young offender institution for the robbery, with concurrent sentences of three months for the thefts.