PE teacher in court

Law and order
Law and order

A FORMER PE teacher from Belper who has admitted eight counts of sexually abusing a girl will learn his fate next week.

Graham Hawkins previously pleaded guilty to eight charges of indecent assault on the child, who was aged under 16 at the time.

The 57-year-old, who worked at Withywood School in Bristol and now lives in Derbyshire was due to be sentenced at the city’s crown court on Thursday for the offences.

However, following a short hearing, the case was adjourned until April 19.

Five indecent assaults occurred in 1983 and three in 1984. Hawkins also worked as a teacher in Gibraltar for decades before moving back to the UK.