Manchester

Man charged with school sex abuse in Wigan

A man has been charged as part of an investigation into child sexual abuse at a primary school in Greater Manchester, police have said.

Nigel Williams, 50, of Bradshaw Street, Orrell, Wigan, has been charged with 18 sexual offences against three boys aged between nine and 13.

The charges allege assaults between 2001 and 2004 at Pemberton Primary School and Wigan swimming baths.

Mr Williams will appear at Wigan Magistrates' Court on 8 April.

A man contacted Greater Manchester Police in November to report he had been abused while a pupil at Pemberton Primary School between 2001 and 2004.

Two further men reported being sexually assaulted while at Wigan swimming baths during the same period.

Det Con Suzanne Rigby said anyone with information "about incidents at the school or elsewhere to come forward and speak to us".

Pemberton Primary School in Wigan was demolished in 2006.

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