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Sex abuse trial jury sent home.

A JURY in a long-running historical sex abuse trial was sent home for the weekend after it retired to consider a verdicts.

Judge Rhys Rowlands yesterday completed his summing up in the case at Mold Crown Court against seven men following an investigation by the National Crime Agency under Operation Pallial. All deny the charges.

Former wrestler and Wrexham sex shop owner Mark Grainger, formerly known as Gary Cooke, 64, of Leicester, faces 12 charges of indecent assault on a male, three charges of serious sexual assault, and two charges of indecency with a child.

David Lightfoot, 72, a Wrexham publican in the 1980s, faces five charges of indecent assault on a male, one charge of indecency with a child, one charge of serious sexual assault and one attempted serious sexual assault.

Keith Stokes, 62, of Farndon, a former haulier and abattoir manager, faces four charges of indecent assault on a male, one serious sexual assault, one attempted serious sexual assault, and one charge of indecency with a child.

Ex-radio presenter Roy Norry, 55, of Connah's Quay, faces six charges of indecent assault on a male, one charge of serious sexual assault and one charge of attempted serious sexual assault.

Neil Pheonix, 63, of New Broughton, Wrexham, faces one charge of indecent assault on a male. Edward Julian Huxley, 70, of Berkshire, faces two charges of indecent assault on a male, as does former children's home owner Roger Griffiths, 76, of New Broughton, Wrexham.

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
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Date:Jun 20, 2015
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