[Scout] Youths Deny Making Up Allegations

[Scout] Youths Deny Making Up Allegations

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Spalding police constable John Bates – charged with indecently assaulting young boys – has been described by a police inspector as “a first-class leader and scout organiser”.

Insp Keith Woods, also an administrator of scouts, told Nottingham Crown Court that 35-year-old Bates had devoted a great deal of his spare time to scouting.

Spalding Guardian, Friday July 8, 1983

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