Former Stratford police sergeant denies sexual abuse charges

A former Stratford police sergeant has denied abusing his position to sexually abuse teenagers.

Timothy Lively, who is now a businessman in Bidford-on-Avon, has denied 26 charges dating from 1970 to 1986. The crimes are alleged to have taken place in Stratford whilst Lively was working for the Warwickshire Police force and previously as a cadet.

Lively is accused of indecently assaulting eight boys, some at a children’s home where he was a volunteer, two on camping trips and one at Stratford Police Station. He is also accused of having sex with two of the boys with one reported as taking place at a boy’s club Lively was involved with running at the time.

There are also charges relating to alleged indecent assault of three girls, rape of one of the girls and an act of gross indecency on another.

The first allegation was made in 1986 by a man who alleges he was abused from the 1970s to 1980s.

When interviewed about the allegations in 2016, Lively said he had resigned from the police following a tribunal and said: “Yes, I believe I was required to resign”.

The trial continues.

This article was originally reported in the Stratford Herald and the full story can be read here:

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