A 50-year-old man was today sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty of child sex offences.

Oxford Crown Court heard that Terence Phillips, from Pembrokeshire, Wales, formerly of Wantage, was arrested in June last year and charged in December.

On July 29, he was found guilty of four counts of sexual offences against a child Phillips, of London Road, Pembroke, was given a five-year sentence for attempted rape on a child under 13, and three years for causing a child to engage in sexual activity, with both charges to run consecutively.

He was also given two two-year sentences for sexually assaulting a child under 13.

These sentences are to run concurrently with the other sentences.

Det Con Alex Gill, of Thames Valley Police, said: “This is an excellent result, which reflects the seriousness of the offence that Phillips has been convicted of.

“I would like to pay tribute to his victim, who has shown tremendous courage throughout this whole process.

“This case also shows that no matter how long ago the offences occurred, Thames Valley Police will always seek to bring offenders of this nature to justice.”