September 2015

Five men found guilty of sexual offences against children in Wrexham during the 1980s have been sentenced to a total of 43 years in prison.

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Former wrestler and Wrexham sex shop owner Mark Grainger, formerly known as Gary Cooke, aged 64, from Galway Road, Leicester, was convicted of 15 counts of indecent and sexual assault against children. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison today.

David Lightfoot, aged 72, a Wrexham publican in the 1980s, from Parklands View, Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, was convicted of six counts of indecent assault against a man and two counts of indecent and sexual assault against a child. He was sentenced to 10 years.

Former local radio presenter Roy Norry, aged 55, from Hamilton Road, Connah’s Quay, was convicted of six charges of indecent and sexual assault against a child. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Neil Phoenix, 63, of Windsor Road, New Broughton, Wrexham, was found guilty of the one charge he faced, indecent assault on a boy at the home of Gary Cooke, who was alleged to have been at the centre of a paedophile ring in the 1980s. Phoenix was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

Former Metropolitan police officer Julian Huxley, 70, who at the time worked as a civil servant at Wrexham Barracks, was convicted of two charges of indecent assault on the main complainant, by a ten to two majority. He was sentenced to four and a half years.