A MAN who physically and sexually assaulted five women, including in East Lothian, has been jailed.

At the High Court in Edinburgh last Friday, Oliver Dalgleish, originally from Rosyth, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

The offences took place between December 2006 and October 2016 in the Dumfermline, Jedburgh, Edinburgh, Gorebridge, Musselburgh, Crombie and Rosyth areas.

Officers from Police Scotland’s domestic abuse task force began to investigate the now 28-year-old in November 2016 and he was subsequently charged in June this year.

Dalgleish went on trial at the High Court in Edinburgh on September 19, where he was found guilty of a catalogue of serious sexual and violent offences.

Detective Sergeant Colin Moffat from the domestic abuse task force said: “We welcome the sentencing of Oliver Dalgleish and hope that the women can take some comfort from this and begin to move on with their lives.

“Dalgleish is a dangerous individual who is a risk to the public.

"I would like to thank the victims for their bravery, courage, and support throughout our enquiries.

"Dalgleish failed to admit his actions and they had to endure a trial process, which has ensured justice has now been served."