A BIRCHWOOD man with a history of sex offending has been jailed after grabbing a woman and groping her.

Sean Steven Taylor, aged 23, of Layton Close, attacked the 51-year-old woman during the afternoon of July 19, in Birchwood.

Cheshire Police says Taylor grabbed her from behind, forcing his hands up her top and assaulting her.

Taylor then threw the victim to the floor and ran off.

Police officers identified the pervert from CCTV footage at the scene.

He was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a female aged over 18.

Taylor pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court on Friday, and was jailed for 28 months.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register.

DC Richard Kirby said "Sexual offences are horrific crimes which cause great distress to the victims and their families.

“The use of CCTV in this case was essential to swiftly identifying the offender and bringing him to justice."