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Judge to start summing up in Day case

PUBLISHED: 11:08 20 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 03 July 2010

THE judge is expected to start summing up today in the trial of Norfolk MBE Henry Day, who is accused of systematically abusing eight boys at a Norfolk youth camp.

THE judge is expected to start summing up today in the trial of Norfolk MBE Henry Day, who is accused of systematically abusing eight boys at a Norfolk youth camp.

The 70 year-old founder of the Young Citizens' Guild, based at Hemsby, near Yarmouth, denies 21 counts of indecent assault, indecent assault against under-16s, incitement to indecent assault and carrying out a sexual act.

Yesterday there was closing speeches by the prosecution and defence to the jury at Norwich Crown Court and today Judge Simon Barham will sum up in the month-long trial before the jury eventually retire to consider its verdicts.

Day of Wood View, North Walsham, founded the guild in 1957 in Dagenham, when he was aged 18, as he was fed-up of young people being given a bad press. The guild later moved to Norfolk after it was given the land at Hemsby.

Day was made an MBE for his work with children.

The charges date over a period from 1973 to 1995. Day also denies perverting the course of justice after allegedly contacting a witness in the case in an attempt to persuade them to support his story.

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