Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk: Man faces jail over historic sex abuse charges

17:00 17 December 2012

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

Archant

A 68-YEAR-old Suffolk man is due to be sentenced this month after admitting six child sex offences dating back 36 years

shares

Michael Hazelwood, of Bromelands, Brome, near Eye, admitted the charges when he appeared before Ipswich Crown Court for his plea hearing.

Hazelwood, who previously lived near Capel St Mary, pleaded guilty to indecent assault on a girl in the 1970s.

He also pleaded guilty to five counts of gross indecency with a girl under 14 years of age.

One offence is said to have taken place in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Police arrested and interviewed Hazelwood about the allegations on September 23, 2011.

He was then bailed, pending further inquiries.

After a nine-month investigation, Hazelwood answered his bail at the police investigation centre in Bury St Edmunds where he was charged on June 13 this year.

He was then rebailed to appear before West Suffolk Magistrates’ Court for the first hearing of his case on July 2.

The case was then committed to Ipswich Crown Court where Hazelwood entered his pleas.

He was released on bail for the compilation of a pre-sentence report.

Hazelwood’s sentencing is due to take place before the same court on December 21.

Meanwhile in another case involving historic child sex abuse, retired priest Father John Haley Dossor is scheduled to be sentenced today at Norwich Crown Court.

He was previously due to be sentenced last month.

However, the case was adjourned for administrative reasons.

Dossor, of Kirton, near Felixstowe, abused two males, who were aged between 13 and 17, during assaults dating back 20 years, when he was based at St Mary’s Church in Hadleigh.

After leaving the parish of Hadleigh, Shelley, and Layham in 2001, Dossor became one of Ipswich’s most prominent clergymen when he moved to St Mary at the Elms, in the town’s Elm Street.

He officially retired as priest-in-charge in January 2007.

The 71-year-old’s guilty pleas to six indecent assaults were accepted by the prosecution at a hearing before Ipswich Crown Court in October.

The High Church Anglican priest denied a further eight indecent assaults – one of which was allegedly on a third male, and another charge of sexual assault by touching.

These will not be pursued, but will stay on file.

shares

0 comments

Jonny Williams, pictured during his loan spell at Ipswich Town earlier this season

Ipswich Town have completed a sensational double swoop moments before the 5pm ‘emergency’ loan deadline – landing Jonny Williams and Zeki Fryers from Crystal Palace.

The search and rescue operation off the coast of Felixstowe.

Two illegal immigrants plunged to their deaths in north-east Essex after desperately jumping from a ship in an attempt to swim to shore after a failed attempt to smuggle themselves in to the UK, an inquest has heard.

Strikes in Byford Road, Sudbury was hit by ram raiders

A stolen Land Rover was used to smash down the door of a bowling alley in Sudbury last night, before the raiders stole money and a change machine from inside the building.

Roe deer feeding in oilseed rape field, Suffolk, by Kevin Sawford

An award-winning wildlife photographer will be giving an illustrated talk on his craft to a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

A bus and a woman have collided in St Andrew's Street South, Bury St Edmunds.

A young woman has been taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a bus in Bury St Edmunds.

A 27-year-old woman was jogging in Grove Road when a cyclist grabbed her buttock as he cycled past at around 6.30pm on Tuesday,  March 10.

Police are linking three sexual assault incidents in Felixstowe, it was announced today.

Harriet Doe's baby, Baby Ivory-Wood, was delivered by her mum Penny Doe. The trio are pictured with Steed Doe

As licensee at The Bell Inn in Castle Hedingham, Penny Doe is far more used to pulling pints than performing emergency midwifery.

Charlotte and Trevor Stratton with their four year old  daughter Megan who calmly dialled 999 when Charlotte was taken ill.

A remarkable four-year-old from Lowestoft has been recognised for her extraordinary bravery by Suffolk police, after dialing 999 when her mum collapsed.

The final church service at Chilton Church

Andy Abbott shares more classic black and white imagery that emerged in the late 1970s and 80s from his camera and the EADT darkroom in King Street, Sudbury, where hewas first based.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages