Former teacher in court on sex charges

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A RETIRED maths teacher has appeared at Ipswich Crown Court to face 14 charges of sexual abuse against children.

Alan Brigden, 66, of Nieuwe Weteringstraat, Amsterdam, appeared in court for a preliminary hearing and was remanded in custody until April 13.

He is charged with four offences of assault with intent to commit a serious sexual assault, four of gross indecency with a boy under the age of 14 and six offences of indecent assault of a boy under the age of 14.

It is alleged the offences occurred between 1977 and 1980 at St George’s School which was based at Wicklewood near Wymondham before moving to Great Finborough and also at a school in Sussex.