Colin Gregg arrives at Newcastle Crown Court to face historical indecent assault charges

The former headteacher and son of the famous bakery chain’s founder Colin Gregg has been charged with 26 counts of indecent assault.

Dressed in a navy padded jacket with a yellow flower in the buttonhole, Gregg made his way into the Quayside court building for the first day of his trial this morning.

The 73-year-old, from Gosforth, Newcastle, was formerly a director at the baked goods giant, established by his father in the 1930s.

In the 1970s, he worked as a children’s officer with social services before becoming a teacher.

While teaching, he launched the Greggs Children’s Cancer Run, after a pupil was diagnosed with kidney cancer and given a 30% chance of survival.

It has since raised more than £5m for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research, in Newcastle.

The trial is expected to last around six weeks.

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