A former teacher at Cottingham Croxby Primary School, who was once nominated for a teacher of the year award, has admitted abusing a pupil 25 years ago.

Kelvin Young, 64, of Orchard Road, Skidby, has pleaded guilty to an indecent assault that took place between September 1, 1988, and August 31, 1989 on a school trip when he led a party of children to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

The abuse took place in a bedroom shared by two boys, while one of them slept, the other did not tell anyone of the abuse for more than 20 years, and only decided to report it to police following the death of his younger brother three years ago.

Now 35, Young’s victim, Paul Hannam, hopes he will finally see justice and is speaking out as he wants Young’s shame to be made public and hopes any other victims will come forward.

Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail Mr Hannam, who was nine at the time of the attack, said he is still struggling to rebuild a life that has been blighted by drink and drugs. He is also battling depression and lives in a hostel for the homeless.

Young has since retired as a teacher and is the ex-secretary of Skidby Village Hall. He is due to be sentenced at Bradford Crown Court.


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