74-year-old man charged with historic sex offences

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A 74-year-old man has been charged in relation to historic abuse at a Stowmarket school.

Eric De Smith, of Danes Close, Stowmarket, has been charged with gross indecency and indecent assault after being initially arrested in March.

The investigation relates to alleged offences committed between 1975 and 1999 at Oakwood School.

Officers have spoken to more than 100 people since the investigation began in 2011.

De Smith is due to appear before Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday October 1