East Morton concert pianist on sex offence charges

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Concert pianist John Briggs denied ten alleged sexual offences against boys aged ten to 16 when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court on Friday.

Briggs, 65, of Little Lane in East Morton, is facing a three-week trial at Bradford Crown Court starting on February 17.

He stood in the dock to plead not guilty to all the allegations against him. They include nine charges of indecent assault on a male person and one of gross indecency with a boy.

The alleged victims of Briggs (above) were aged from ten to 16, and the complaints span a period from 1969 to 1993.

Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, who will hear the trial, extended Briggs’s bail.

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