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Alleged offences date from 1970s to last year A NINETY-ONE-year-old Newbury man is facing a number of child sex charges, including rape. sex abuse and rape charges Report by JOHN GARVEY email twitter @johng_nwn Man, 91, on child

A TWO-MONTH-OLD baby had to be passed through a small upstairs window into the arms of a firefighter as she was rescued from an angry wasps nest. Paramedics took the grandmother, Sheila Bell, for treatment in hospital for dozens of stings, but incredibly, no one else was hurt. Please turn to page 18 for the full story. Horror as wasps nest falls on woman’s head Sheila Bell, daughter Olivia and granddaughter Molly and Sam Bell after the ir orde l. Molly had to be rescued by firefighters through the open window, above right; inset, the hole left in the bedroom ceiling after t hewaspsn s fellonMrsBell Ref: 32-2118E The huge nest was discovered only after it burst through a bedroom ceiling on to a terrified woman’s head in scenes reminiscent of “a horror film”.

The charges against Terrence Galli- gan, who lives at Argyle Road, date from the 1970s right through to last year. Mr Galligan is charged with raping a girl aged under 16; indecently assault- ing a girl aged under 14; sexually touch- ing a girl under 13; four counts of taking or making indecent pictures of a child; possessing indecent images of children

and gross indecency with a child by making her pose naked for photos. The indecent photograph charges alone involve more than 10,000 images in category C, Category B and – the most serious – Category A. n Continued on page 5

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