Greggs founder's son in sex quiz

The son of the man who founded baking giant Greggs has been arrested in Newcastle upon Tyne on suspicion of a historic sexual offence.

71-year-old Colin Gregg, who for more than thirty years was a non-executive director of the North East business, was taken in for questioning on Saturday.

The police, who raided his home in Gosforth, say that he has now been released on bail.

Mr Gregg, son of founder Jack Gregg, is also the former headmaster of King's School in Tynemouth and set up the North East Children's Cancer Run in the 1980s.

He reportedly has shares in the bakery business worth around £5.5 million.

"A 71-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and has been released on police bail."

– Northumbria Police spokesperson

"Colin Gregg has no involvement with Greggs plc.

He retired as a non-executive director in May 2001.

It would therefore be wholly inappropriate for us to comment on this matter."

– Spokesman for Greggs plc

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