AN unqualified masseur who sexually assaulted a number of clients is behind bars.

Callum Urquhart, 38, assaulted women in either their own homes or his own. He was living in Bristol but visited clients in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

He touched intimate parts of his victims' bodies under their clothes as well as removing the towel and exposing them while they were alone and on the massage table.

He also massaged their arms, moving their hands to touch him underneath his shorts.

The 38-year-old of Keptie Road, Arbroath, was jailed for three years for four counts of sexual assault and a further six months for another two cases of sexual assault at the hearing at Winchester Crown Court.

After the sentencing, DC Simon Rogers from Melksham CID said: “I would like to thank the victims and witnesses for their bravery in coming forward and reporting these crimes.

“Each victim should have felt safe enough to receive a massage, but he took advantage of this and went on to sexually assault them.

“Urquhart had no formal qualifications but advertised under the company name of ‘Simple massage Bristol’.

“Although he advertised mainly in the Bristol area, he also visited clients in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and that’s how he came to our attention.

“Crimes of this nature are taken extremely seriously by Wiltshire Police so I’d urge anyone to come to us if they are victim of a sexual assault.”

Sentencing Urquhart, Judge Angela Morris told him: “None of these women had agreed to receive anything apart from a conventional massage and on each occasion, they were vulnerable and exposed.

“You exploited the situation for your own sexual gratification.”