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Former teacher denies sex charges

PUBLISHED: 15:09 13 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:11 03 March 2010

IT took a court clerk 20 minutes today to list former Stowmarket teacher Derek Cable's 23 alleged crimes and he denied every one.

The counts of indecency with children and indecent assault on boys, spanned 13 years and involved seven alleged victims.

IT took a court clerk 20 minutes today to list former Stowmarket teacher Derek Cable's 23 alleged crimes and he denied every one.

The counts of indecency with children and indecent assault on boys, spanned 13 years and involved seven alleged victims.

At Bury Crown Court today Cable stood in the dock wearing a long brown trench coat, listening intently.

To each charge he carefully answered not guilty. There were 10 charges of indecency with a child and 13 charges of indecent assault on males, ranging between January 1970 and June 1983.

The former music teacher aged 62, of Edgecomb Road, Stowmarket used to teach at Stowmarket Middle School and was vice president of Suffolk Concert Band.

An application was made by defence barrister Maria Dineen to hold the trial in Essex or Norfolk because Cable was so well known in Suffolk, was refused by Judge His Honour John Holt.

The case was listed for Ipswich Crown Court on a date to be fixed and Cable was granted conditional bail.

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