Rothbury indecent assaults trial: Day 7, afternoon

The jury was sent out this afternoon while legal submissions were made in the trial of a Rothbury man accused of indecent assault.

Joseph Kinnear, 59, of East Newtown Cottages, is standing trial at Newcastle Crown Court after pleading not guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault dating back to between 1975 and 1982.

At the time, Kinnear was a teacher at Dr Thomlinson’s Middle School in Rothbury and Beaumont Middle School in Hexham.

The trial continues tomorrow when the defence is expected to start its case.