Suffolk: Witness never saw Simon Warr touching boys, court told

Simon Warr

Simon Warr - Credit: Archant

A witness in the trial of former teacher Simon Warr has told the court how he remembers children being told ‘remember to wash your private parts’ when showering.

Warr, of Hounslow, has denied three offences of committing an act of gross indecency towards a child between 1980 and 1983 and four offences of indecent assault between 1981 and 1993. The three alleged victims were all under 16 at the time of the offences.

But the witness, who was a pupil at St George’s School in Great Finborough where some of the offences are alleged to have taken place, also told Ipswich Crown Court today that he was never touched by Warr and never saw him touching other boys.

The court heard how Warr was one of a number of staff who would supervise the boys in the shower room near their dormitories.

However during cross examination the witness admitted Warr dealt mostly with the senior boys at the institution and not the junior school, of which he was part.

He also said Warr did not supervise the junior boys showering after games lessons.

The witness said he also remembered Warr being in the headmaster’s study on one occasion when he was being punished, which involved him being hit with a bat on his bare bottom.

Most Read

However, he said Warr did not take part in administering the punishment.

The trial continues.