A SPECIALIST in sports massage who sexually assaulted clients during sessions at the private gym he managed has been jailed for 37 months.

Worcester Crown Court heard how Mark Morrison also intimately filmed women clients with his phone camera then called police officers he knew to try and get the pictures he had stored destroyed.

Morrison, aged  43, of Martins Close, Woolhope, admitted 30 charges related to voyeurism and sexual assault on women at Wye Leisure where he was gym manager.

Morrison also admitted  two counts of perverting the course of justice.

At court today, Morrison received:
16 months imprisonment for the sexual assaults.
15 months imprisonment for voyeurism.
Six months imprisonment for perverting the course of justice.

All the sentences are to run consecutively.

Morrison was also put on the sex offender register for life and a sexual offences prevention order was imposed to prevent him treating women in any masseur role again.

There will be more on this story in next week's Hereford Times.