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Son of Greggs founder to face indecent assault trial

A former head teacher from Newcastle and son of the founder of the baker Greggs will go on trial next year faced with 26 historical charges of indecent assault.

Colin Gregg, 73, did not enter pleas at a hearing at Newcastle Crown Court but his defence team said he denies each of the alleged offences.

Colin Gregg Credit: ITV News

A six-week trial is to be held in front of Judge Robin Mairs and will start on April 11.

He was granted bail following the short hearing.

The defendant, from Gosforth, has been a director of the bakers, has worked in social services and teaching, and was also a charity administrator.

Cheryl visits Greggs to launch new chocolate bar

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