Teacher charged with sex offences

A case against a Norfolk teacher accused of sexual offences was adjourned yesterday following an absence of committal papers.

A case against a Norfolk teacher accused of sexual offences was adjourned today following an absence of committal papers.

Kenneth Bright, of Stoke Ash, Eye, is accused of five counts of indecent assault on girls, one of sexual touching, one of making an indecent image, one of possessing an indecent photo, and another of possessing cannabis, over a period of more than 30 years.

The 60 year old, formerly of Sunnyside, Diss, was suspended from his post as head of art at Archbishop Sancroft School, in Harleston, in June, on the advice of Norfolk Children's Services and Norfolk Police.

He will be committed to crown court at a hearing at Thetford Magistrates' Court on November 9.

Bright was granted bail on condition that he did not contact prosecution witnesses and did not enter the grounds of the Harleston school.