Stevenage bus campaigner up in court on historical child sex charges

Terry Figg

Terry Figg - Credit: Archant

A campaigner who tried to persuade Herts County Council not to cut vital bus services has appeared in court accused of historical child sex offences.

Last year Terry Figg, of Chells in Stevenage, was protesting alongside members of the Save Our Buses action group after County Hall announced it would cut services to help it save £1.5 million from its budget.

But on Wednesday, the 67-year-old appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court facing 16 charges relating to indecent assaults on four boys.

The offences are said to have taken place in Orpington – on the outskirts of London – between April 1970 and December 1980.

Mr Figg was bailed to appear at Croydon Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on March 3.

He was released on the condition he has no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 16.