Ex-teacher on sex charges

A FORMER teacher from Filey has denied charges of sexually assaulting pupils while working at St Paul's Cathedral School in the City of London.

Stephen Douglas-Hogg, 51, pleaded not guilty to a serious sexual offence and two offences of indecent assault on boys under 16 when he appeared at the Old Bailey in London this week. The charges date back to the 1980s when he was a master at the school.

Douglas-Hogg appeared by video link from prison and was remanded in custody.

He also pleaded not guilty to two charges of child cruelty with another former school worker, Jane Violaris, 48, of Harrow, north London, who was on bail.

They will both face trial in October.