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Greggs Bakers' Son In Court On Child Sex Charges
A son of the founder of Greggs bakers has appeared in court charged with sex offences against nine children.
Colin Gregg, who has been both the headmaster of a private school and a social worker, is to stand trial accused of indecently assaulting boys under the age of 16.
Newcastle Crown Court heard the 73-year-old faces a total of 26 charges.
All the offences are said to have taken place between 1963 and 1991.
Gregg, of Home Steadings, Gosforth, Newcastle, was not asked to enter any pleas to the charges during the short hearing but the court heard he maintains "strong denials".
A plea and directions hearing will take place on June 4 and a trial on April 11 next year.
A team of trained officers will investigate allegations of child abuse at Newcastle United, relating to the 1980s and 1990s
A Gateshead mum, who lost her son in a crash caused by a driver on drink and drugs, is warning others not to drink or drug drive
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