Retrial in historic sexual assault case set for October after jury discharged for legal reasons

The jury was discharged at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

The jury was discharged at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The jury in the trial of a former Suffolk man accused of sexually assaulting two schoolgirls more than 40 years ago has been discharged for legal reasons.

Ceridgwyn Gillham was living at The Manse in Cratfield at the time of some of the allegations, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Gillham, 51, of The Street, Hampton, Norwich, has denied 11 offences of indecent assault.

The offences are alleged to have been committed between August 1978 and 1989.

The court heard that Gillham denied the allegations made by the girls during police interviews.


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The trial got underway on Tuesday but the jury was discharged today for legal reasons after hearing several days of evidence.

A retrial will take place in October.

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