June 2015

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Three men have been found guilty of committing sex offences against children in Wrexham.

Mold Crown Court has returned with verdicts on a number of counts of indecent and sexual assault in the Wrexham area in the 1970s and 1980s.

DJ and former local radio presenter Roy Norry, 55, from Hamilton Road, Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, was convicted of six charges of indecent and sexual assault against a child.

He was cleared of one count of sexual assault.

Former wrestler and Wrexham sex shop owner Gary ‘Reginald’ Cooke, now known as Mark Grainger, from Leicester has been found guilty of 15 counts of indecent and sexual assault against children.

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Gary Reginald Cooke aka Mark Grainger

Former wrestler and Wrexham sex shop owner Gary ‘Reginald’ Cooke, now known as Mark Grainger, from Leicester has been found guilty of 15 counts of indecent and sexual assault against children.

David Lightfoot, 72, a Wrexham publican in the 1980s from Parklands View, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, was found guilty of six counts of indecent assault against a man and two counts of indecent and sexual assault against a child.

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David Lightfoot

Lightfoot was found not guilty of one count of indecency against a child, so far.

Keith Stokes, 62, from Farndon, Chester, has been found not guilty of one count of indecent assault against a child, so far.

Verdicts have yet to be returned on Roger Griffiths, 76, of Wrexham; George Phoenix, 63, of Wrexham, and Edward Huxley, 70, of Cookham, Berkshire.

Judge Rhys Rowlands has now asked them to retire to continue their deliberations on the remaining counts.

He has now told them that he is prepared to accept majority verdicts.