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Hembsy man faces further sex charges

PUBLISHED: 13:20 06 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:10 13 July 2010

A Norfolk pensioner awarded the MBE for his work with youngsters appeared in court on Monday charged with further sexual offences against young boys.

Henry Day is alleged to have committed gross indecency against the under 16-year-olds at his Young Citizens' Guild camp in Hemsby, near Yarmouth, between 1973 and 1992.

A NORFOLK pensioner awarded the MBE for his work with youngsters appeared in court on Monday charged with further sexual offences against young boys.

Henry Day is alleged to have committed gross indecency against the under 16-year-olds at his Young Citizens' Guild camp in Hemsby, between 1973 and 1992.

Day, known as Harry, has run the Hemsby charity since 1972 and organised holiday and weekend camps for hundreds of young people to help them develop into responsible adults.

The 69-year-old was also charged at Yarmouth Magistrates' Court with one offence of a serious sexual nature against a boy between 1982 and 1986.

Day, of Wood View, North Walsham, only spoke to confirm his name, age and address and whether he had understood the court proceedings.

He will now appear at Norwich Crown Court on November 25.

In July, Day appeared before Yarmouth magistrates to be charged with 11 offences relating to gross indecency against two young boys at Hemsby and in London between 1985 and 1990. He was also charged at the time with perverting the course of justice.

The July charges will also be heard at the crown court on November 25.

Day was granted unconditional bail by magistrates.


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