Asian victims of child sex crimes suffer more than white children and their attackers should accordingly be punished more severely, the court of appeal has ruled.

Ruling on a convicted paedophile's appeal for a lesser sentence, Mr Justice Walker said it was right that Jamal Muhammed Raheem Ul Nasir had been given a longer spell in prison because his victims were Asian.

Ul Nasir, 32, carried out the assaults on two underage girls and was jailed for a total of seven years at Leeds crown court in December last year. He was convicted of two counts of sexual assault on a child under 13 and four counts of sexual activity with a child.

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