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Knowl View: Former teacher denies indecently assaulting pupils

Knowl View School
Image caption Knowl View School in Rochdale closed in the 1990s

A former teacher at the Knowl View school in Rochdale has denied allegations that he molested pupils there more than 40 years ago.

David Higgins, 76, taught at the school for vulnerable boys in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He pleaded not guilty to 19 charges alleging indecent assault against two boys, during a hearing at Bury Magistrates' Court.

Mr Higgins is expected to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 10 June.

He was arrested as part of a police investigation into allegations of physical and sexual abuse at the school between 1969 and its closure in 1995.

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