Posted: Wed 11th May 2016

Date set for ex North Wales police chief child sex abuse trial.

This article is old - Published: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

A former North Wales police chief is to stand trial in the autumn charged with sexual offences on boys.

Gordon Anglesea, from Old Colwyn is accused of a range of offences including sexual assault and buggery. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The charges relate to the alleged abuse of boys in the 1970s and 1980s. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anglesea, 78, retired as a superintendent with North Wales police in 1991. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

He was arrested by officers from Operation Pallial – an independent investigation into past sexual abuse in the care system in the area – in December 2013. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The trial which is expected to take six weeks was due to take place at Mold Crown Court, but was moved to the Old Bailey following a hearing before trial judge Mrs Justice McGowan. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The defendant, who is on bail, was not required to attend today’s hearing at the Old Bailey. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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