Trial of Hartlepool man accused of raping child delayed

Frank Burgon
Frank Burgon

THE trial of a man accused of serious sex crimes against a child was adjourned yesterday.

Frank Burgon, 76, is charged with one count of rape, one attempted rape and three indecent assaults.

He has previously pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

A four-day trial at Teesside Crown Court was adjourned yesterday until June 9.

Burgon, of Field House Farm, Dalton Piercy, was remanded in custody.