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Jury in trial of ex-police chief Gordon Anglesea sworn in.

A jury has been sworn in to try the case of a former police chief charged with historical sex offences.

Ex-North Wales Police superintendent Gordon Anglesea, 78, faces four charges involving two complainants.
At Mold Crown Court a jury panel of 40 was first brought to court and members were told that the trial was listed for six weeks, although Judge Geraint Walters said that he expected it would take less than that.

Questionnaires were completed and a jury of 12, seven men and five women, with two spare female jurors for the initial stage of the trial, were selected.

The judge then asked the jury to return to court on Tuesday September 13 when the trial proper was expected to get under way.

Anglesea is charged with two counts of indecent assault and serious sexual assault on one man when he was a teenager and indecent assault on a second complainant when he was a teenager.

The defendant was arrested and charged last year by detectives from Operation Pallial, a National Crime Investigation into claims of historical sex offences in the North Wales care home system.

Anglesea, of Gwynant, Old Colwyn, was a policeman for 34 years and worked as an inspector 1975 to 1983.

He was promoted to superintendent and retired in 1991.

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