A predatory paedophile who sexually abused two children up to 40 years ago has been jailed for eight years.

Self-styled community leader Abdul Razaq showed no emotion when he was led off to the cells from the dock at Bradford Crown Court  this afternoon.

Razaq, a 57-year-old grandfather, of Greenfield Street, Skipton , “systematically and deliberately” obtained the trust and friendship of a boy aged six to persistently abuse him over two years in the mid 1970s.

He stopped only when the boy’s father caught him molesting his son under a blanket in the back yard of a house in the town.

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