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Disgraced Councillor jailed for further 4 years.

Tony Brunskill
Tony Brunskill will serve a total of 14 years for sexually abusing boys. Credit: ITV Border

Tony Brunskill, the former Eden Council chairman and businessman, has been jailed for a further four years after admitting sexually abusing a fourth victim. He admitted the further charges, committed between 1975 and 1981, when he worked at Rossall School in Fleetwood in Lancashire.

Brunskill is already serving a 10 year sentence for abusing three other schoolboys. Carlisle Crown Court heard he lavished the boy, who was aged between 11 and 13 years old, with gifts before abusing him.

In a statement, which was read out to the court, his victim described feeling 'trapped and disgusted' and said Brunskill was "like a spider, weaving his web of entrapment."

The 66 year old appeared in the dock from prison and stood with his head bowed as the judge told him he was 'deeply manipulative and had grossly abused his position of trust.'

Borders teacher jailed

Andrew Beattie
Andrew Beattie Credit: Rob Fairburn

A Borders biology teacher who sexually assaulted two pupils has been jailed for 16 months.

Andrew Beattie was arrested in 2010 and more than 1,300 indecent images of children were found on a computer.

The victims then reported the assaults which took place at Selkirk High School in the 1990s.

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