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Anglesea accuser: I'm seeking justice, not compensation

Gordon Anglesea denies abusing two teenage boys in the 1980s. Photo: ITV News

A man who claims he was abused by a former North Wales police chief has told a jury he's seeking justice, not compensation.

Giving evidence from behind a screen at Mold Crown Court, the man - who alleges Gordon Anglesea indecently assaulted him when he was a 14-year-old boy - said he was too frightened to name him in full until 2013.

Breaking down in the witness box, the man told the court: "They gain your trust - it's as simple as that."

Cross-examining him, the defence said: "Your abuse was not by Gordon Anglesea", to which the man replied: "The sexual acts were."

When asked about his own criminal record, the man said: "I'm not on trial - it's that paedophile."

He admitted to being a "bad man" but said he was trying to put things right, adding: "I'm not here to put an innocent man down."

When it was put to him by defending barrister Tania Griffiths QC that he had made a claim for compensation, he said that he had been misled by a solicitor.

He said he did not want a bean in compensation - only "justice".

Mr Anglesea, 78, is charged with four counts of sexual abuse against two teenage boys in the 1980s when he was a police inspector based in Wrexham.

He denies all the charges and the case continues.

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