Ex-police chief jailed for historical child sex offences

Retired police chief Gordon Anglesea has been jailed for 12 years for the historical indecent assault of two teenagers.

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Gordon Anglesea sentence date set

Gordon Anglesea will be sentenced on November 4.

The former North Wales Police chief has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys in the 1980s.

He was found not guilty of an alternative charge of serious sexual assault.

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Judge Geraint Walters bailed Angelsea at the end of the six week trial pending sentence but warned him it had to be prison.

The fact that he was bailing him should be taken as no sign of the eventual sentence, he said.

“You know yourself already that there can only be one sentence and that will be a prison sentence,” he said.

Anglesea jury retires for a second day

The jury in the case of former police officer Gordon Anglesea, who faces charges of historical child abuse, has retired to continue to deliberate its verdicts for a second day.

The jury had been out just over six hours yesterday.

They returned to Mold Crown Court this morning and Judge Geraint Walters sent them out again.

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Gordon Anglesea, 79, has been on trial at Mold Crown Court for the past six weeks accused of three counts of indecent assault and one of serious sexual assault.

The offences are alleged to have taken place against two teenage boys during the 1980s when the defendant was a police inspector based in Wrexham.

Mr Anglesea denies all the charges.

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Jury sent home in abuse trial of former police chief

Gordon Anglesea denies the historical sexual abuse of two teenagers. Credit: Andrew Price / Viewfinder Pictures

The jury in the trial of a former police chief accused of historical child sex offences has been sent home for the night.

Gordon Anglesea, 79, has been on trial at Mold Crown Court for the past six weeks accused of three counts of indecent assault and one of serious sexual assault.

The offences are alleged to have taken place against two teenage boys during the 1980s when the defendant was a police inspector based in Wrexham. Mr Anglesea denies all the charges.

Jurors retired just before 10am this morning to consider their verdicts.

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