Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk: Ex-teacher and media personality Simon Warr denies sexually abusing three schoolboys

17:50 24 January 2014

Simon Warr

Simon Warr

Former teacher and media personality Simon Warr has denied charges of historic sex abuse on schoolboys.

The earliest allegation relating to one of the three boys involved dates back 35 years.

Warr is due to stand trial on May 12. The trial is scheduled to last eight days.

He appeared for a plea and case management hearing at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday afternoon.

The 60-year-old is accused of four counts of indecency with a child between 1979 and 1993 and three indecent assaults between 1980 and 1993.

At the end of the hearing Warr, of Great West Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, was released on conditional bail. He was arrested in late 2012, before being released on bail pending further enquiries.

After his bail was extended, he returned to a police investigation centre in August last year where he was charged with seven offences.

Warr made his first appearance in relation to the allegations before West Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Bury St Edmunds the following month.

The case was then committed to Ipswich Crown Court.

Warr has appeared on radio and national television as a social media commentator and was also a newspaper columnist.

He has also appeared on the popular BBC programme The One Show.

He is also a well-known figure on the local football and rugby scenes and taught French and Latin.

Warr was educated at the Royal Masonic School for Boys, near Watford, and had a spell at drama school in London.

He thought about pursuing it professionally.

However, he read modern languages and education at Goldsmiths College in London. In the early 1980s he came to Suffolk to teach.

A120 at Marks Tey

A young man was killed during a crash between a car and a lorry in Essex this morning.

Colchester police station

An 11-year-old girl from Colchester who police were searching for yesterday (December 2) has returned home.

Partners Barbara Grace and Alan Sarfas are threatening to dismantle their beach hut and rebuild it outside Suffolk Coastal HQ if plans go ahead for a rates rise they say is unaffordable.

“We won’t let this happen without making a lot of noise”.

Bury St Edmunds Pedestrian Zone. St Andrews Street South.

Radical changes are needed to make a Bury St Edmunds pedestrian zone safer for those corssing between the modern Arc shopping centre and the historic part of the town centre, it has been claimed.

Stock image of Pier Avenue, Clacton. Pic: Linda Jacobs.

A man in his 20s was repeatedly punched in the face in Clacton town centre and taken to hospital with a fractured eye socket.

Printer Norman Carter also ran a bi-annual Variety Show to raise money for charity.

A coroner looking into the death of an 85-year-old man whose body was washed up in Orford Ness says we might never know what happened to him.

Mayor of Ipswich Roger Fern renames boats for iDive's 60th celebrations.

A diving club has marked its 60th anniversary by renaming two boats after founding members.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24