Timothy Ernest Edward Bleach attends Portsmouth Crown Court charged with 46 counts of indecency offences against children

A former Bordon teacher charged with indecency offences against children is due to appear in court today.

It follows investigations by detectives from Hampshire Constabulary’s Operation Marmion into non-recent cases of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Timothy Ernest Edward Bleach was charged on the 11th of February this year with 46 counts of criminal acts – involving six girls under the age of 13 – during the 1970’s in Hampshire.

At the time of the offences, the 75 year old, of Hazel Walk, Broadway Park, Petersfield, was a teacher at Weyford Junior School in Bordon.

He is due to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court.

The charges form part of Hampshire Constabulary’s ongoing review of non-recent CSE and abuse cases based on two aspects: a national police action plan on CSE, and a request by the Police and Crime Commissioner to examine the CSE situation locally between 1997 and 2013.

The review includes a re-examination of available evidence, and the offer of additional support alongside partner agencies to those affected by CSE and abuse


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