Teacher on sex assault charge

School teacher Peter Wilson leaves Blackpool Magistrates Court
School teacher Peter Wilson leaves Blackpool Magistrates Court

A BLACKPOOL teacher has denied allegations he sexually assaulted girls.

Peter Wilson, 35, of Bentley Green, Thornton, pleaded not guilty at a Preston Crown Court hearing to a total of 14 charges of sexual assault relating to girls under 13 years.

The charges include allegations he touched girls on the bottom, as well as kissing and hugging them.

A trial is now scheduled to take place on September 12 with the case due to last around seven days.

The defendant was remanded on bail following his appearance before Judge Anthony Russell QC.