Jury retires in historic classroom abuse trial

Crown Court
Crown Court

Jurors in the trial of a former teacher accused of abusing pupils have been sent out to deliberate their verdicts.

Graham Brennand, 70, of Calder Avenue, Freckleton, is accused of 48 offences of sexual assault against girls and four of cruelty to boys at a time when he worked as a teacher and deputy head at St John’s Primary School in Baxenden, East Lancashire.

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