February 2021

Police praise abuse victims for their bravery after paedophile is found guilty

Northumbria Police have praised the bravery of three abuse victims after the paedophile who preyed on them was brought to justice.

Colin William Proctor, 48, has been found guilty of five counts of sexual assault.

The victims, who were schoolchildren at the time, bravely came forward about the abuse which took place over a number of years from 2009.

Police charged Proctor with five counts of sexual assault – but he denied all of the offences.

However, on Wednesday, January 27. a jury at Newcastle Crown Court found him guilty of all five counts.

Proctor, of Melrose Avenue, Bedlington has been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing at a later date.