Former teacher in court

Bob Higgins at an earlier court hearing  Picture Habibur Rahman/Solent News

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AN EX-TEACHER has denied a string of sex abuse charges against girls.

Timothy Bleach, 76, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday charged with 71 counts including rape, indecent assault, gross indecent and possession of indecent images of children.

Bleach, of Hazel Walks, Petersfield, denied all of the charges.

All alleged crimes related to girls under 13.

Bleach was a teacher at the time at Weyford Junior School in Bordon.