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Ipswich social club manager Scott Doughty’s sex assault trial to reopen in June

PUBLISHED: 11:24 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:36 21 March 2018

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court (stock Image). Picture: GREGG BROWN

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court (stock Image). Picture: GREGG BROWN

The trial of an Ipswich man accused of sexually assaulting two teenage boys will reopen in June.

Proceedings in the trial of Scott Doughty came to a halt earlier this month after a prosecutor pulled out of the hearing in the face of persistent technology issues.

Becky Owen declared herself ‘professionally embarrassed’ by continued problems with the ClickShare wireless presentation system installed at magistrates’ courts across the county, including in Ipswich, by the Criminal Justice System in 2015.

The trial had heard evidence from one alleged victim, and three-quarters of a second alleged victim’s police interview, when the case was adjourned.

On Tuesday, a date was set for the trial to reopen on June 27.

Doughty, 46, of Parliament Road, Ipswich, a manager at Gresham’s Sports and Social Club in Ipswich, denies seven offences against two teenage males between 2015 and 2017.

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