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70-year-old Wirral man denies sex abuse charges
9:03am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
A Wirral pony sanctuary owner has denied 19 charges involving sexually abusing three young boys.
Seventy-year-old Richard Bamford is alleged to have molested the boys, aged between 10 and 14, on occasions between January 1973 and June 1989.
Bamford, of Springfield Avenue, Newton, used hearing link equipment provided by Liverpool Crown Court to hear the charges put and he pleaded not guilty to all of them.
He was further remanded on bail to await his trial beginning on November 4.
Parkgate Pony Sanctuary, which he runs with his wife, operates from Boathouse Lane, Parkgate.