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Imam to face trial over alleged indecent assaults on young girls

PUBLISHED: 17:56 05 February 2020 | UPDATED: 18:35 05 February 2020

Hafez Uddin denied 15 indecent assault charges at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT

Hafez Uddin denied 15 indecent assault charges at Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT

A former Suffolk-based imam has denied indecently assaulting six young girls and will face a trial later this year.

Hafez Uddin, 65, of Blake Avenue, Barking, London, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday charged with 15 historic offences of indecent assault.

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Uddin pleaded not guilty to all 15 counts through a Bengali interpreter.

He will next appear at Ipswich Crown Court on July 20 for a further hearing.

Uddin's trial has been scheduled to begin on September 28 and is expected to last three to four weeks.

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