Ex mayor John Beirne charged with historic sex offences

The former Mayor of St Helens John Beirne has been charged with a string of historic sex offences.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 4:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:54 pm
John Beirne

Mr Beirne, 55, is accused of 14 counts of indecent assault and gross indecency with the alleged offences said to have taken place between 1976 and 1979.

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The indecent assault charges relate to a boy under the age of 14 and the gross indecency charges relate to a boy under the age of 16.

Mr Beirne, of Blackdown Grove, Blackbrook will appear at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on November 16.

The former mayor was a St Helens councillor for several decades and also stood in three general elections for the Liberal Democrats party.