Timothy Bleach - Child Sex Abuse Trial UPDATE

A ten year old girl meant to be having music lessons was found sitting on the lap of, Bleach, a former teacher now living in Petersfield.

Timothy Bleach (76) of Hazel Walk, Broadway Park of The Causeway, denied the incident happened, and also denies dozens of other offences involving children.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard that the child’s father was “stunned” when he found her sitting on Mr Bleach in the staff room at Weyford Junior School in Bordon.

The court heard the parents, who immediately stopped the after school lessons, complained to the then-head teacher, Eric Smart, but no further action was taken against Mr Bleach.

Jeremy Wright, for Mr Bleach, reminded the father that he “regrettably said no” when asked by the head teacher if he wanted the police involved.

Mr Wright also suggested that his daughter was not sitting on the teacher’s lap when the pair were discovered, but standing up.

He added that there hadn’t been any noticeable change in their daughter’s behaviour or demeanour after the incident.

At an earlier hearing Mr Bleach denied 62 offences against children aged from eight to eleven years old, spread over an eight-year period from 1972 to 1980.

The charges, which cover more than 100 incidents, include gross indecency against children, indecent assault and possession of indecent images.

The trial, which started on Monday, November 7, is expected to last for at least a month.

Verisona Law have specific expertise in dealing with claims against Schools where pupils were abused in their care and have particular interest in this very local matter.

If you were subject to alleged abuse at the hands of Timothy Bleach please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor and head of abuse team.. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.

Below is a selection of organisations/instutions/bodies we are frequently instructed to pursue.


  • Private schools, boarding schools, local authority schools, closed schools, hospital schools.


  • The Scouts Association, St Johns Ambulance, MIND, the Children’s Society, Barnados.

Private companies

  • Football trainers, judo teachers, dance instructors, swimming instructors, holiday activity centres, nurseries, youth clubs.

Local Authorities/Ministry of Defence

  • County Councils, Borough Councils, City Councils, ILEA, cadets, navy/ army (forces).

National Health Service Trusts/Commissioning Boards/GPs

  • Hospitals, Disability care centres, children’s care providers.


  • Convicted perpetrators, acquitted perpetrators.

Children’s Homes

  • Respite care, full time children’s home, part-time children’s homes.

Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Church, United Synagogue, Sisters of Nazareth, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Brothers Order.

Foster Carers

  • Permanent carers, temporary carers

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