Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Former teacher Timothy Bleach denies 1970s child abuse

A former teacher has denied dozens of counts of sexual abuse against girls in Hampshire in the 1970s.

Timothy Bleach, 76, pleaded not guilty to 71 counts including rape, gross indecency, indecent assault and possession of indecent images at Portsmouth Crown Court.

The alleged crimes relate to girls under the age of 13.

Mr Bleach, of Hazel Walks, Petersfield, was a teacher at the time at Weyford Junior School in Bordon.

He has been bailed until his next court appearance on 20 October.

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