School teacher in court over child pics

A FELIXSTOWE man facing seven counts of taking and making indecent pictures of children is a school teacher in the town, it was revealed today.Anthony Dunne, of Ferry Road, who will appear before magistrates this month to answer the charges, is a teacher at Langer Primary School.

A FELIXSTOWE man facing seven counts of taking and making indecent pictures of children is a school teacher in the town, it was revealed today.

Anthony Dunne, of Ferry Road, who will appear before magistrates this month to answer the charges, is a teacher at Langer Primary School.

But he has not worked at the school at all this term since the police began their investigation after an incident on the seafront.

Dunne is allegedly the man who was arrested on Felixstowe beach in August after reports that a man was filming children from a camera concealed in a towel as he walked along the shore.

Doreen Savage, chairman of governors at Langer Primary, Langer Road, today confirmed that Dunne was a teacher at the school but could make no further comment at this stage while the court hearing is pending.

A county council spokesman said: "We have co-operated fully with the police in this case and the member of staff concerned is not at work at the moment.

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"It is inappropriate to comment further at this stage while proceedings are ongoing."

The date the offences are alleged to have happened is August 7, when the seafront was packed with people enjoying the sunshine and sea.

All the charges relate to pictures of children aged under 16.

The 37-year-old teacher has been on police bail since his arrest while police have carried out their investigations. His appearance before magistrates in Ipswich will be the first time the case has been heard before the courts.

A police spokeswoman said: "He has been bailed to appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court on November 10."

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