Posted: Thu 12th Jun 2014

Operation Pallial: Connahs Quay man in court today

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 12th, 2014


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Six men including a former BBC radio DJ from Connah’s Quay will appear at Mold Magistrates Court today, 12th June.They are charged with serious sexual assault offences, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

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Five men have been charged with a total of 26 offences of indecent assault, buggery and attempted buggery and have been bailed to appear at Mold today,

A sixth man, from the Wrexham area, has been summonsed to appear at the same court hearing, charged with one offence of indecent assault against one of the same two boys.

Roy Norry, a former BBC radio presenter aged 54, from Connah’s Quay, is charged with four counts of indecent assault, one count of buggery and one count of attempted buggery.

The offences are alleged to have taken place against two boys aged under 16, between 1981 and 1986.

All the offences are believed to have been committed at addresses in the Wrexham area.

The charges arise from the National Crime Agency’s Operation Pallial, an investigation into recent allegations of historical abuse in the care system in North Wales.

Norry worked on BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Clwyd from the late 1970’s, he was also a presenter on Marcher sound, more recently he was one of the founder members of Radio Deeside, a community radio station.

The other men who have been charged are:

Mark Granger, (aka Gary Cooke), aged 63, from Leicester. He is charged with three counts of indecent assault and two counts of buggery.

David Lightfoot, aged 71, from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault, one count of buggery and one count of attempted buggery.

Edward Huxley, aged 69, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault.

Keith Stokes, aged 61, from Farndon, Chester, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault, three counts of gross indecency, one count of buggery and one count of attempted buggery.

A 62-year-old man from Wrexham has been summonsed to appear at court to face one count of indecent assault, this man will be named following his court appearance.

The case is expected to be referred to Crown Court.

 

 

 

 

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