A VICAR accused of indecency offences with children has denied the charges.

The Rev David Henry McIntosh appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday and pleaded not guilty to 11 offences involving indecently assaulting nine boys. He also denied taking indecent photographs of a boy at Bangor on Dee and possessing indecent photographs of children under 16.

The offences against 52-year-old McInstosh, formerly of Fenwick Lane, Halton Lodge, Runcorn, allegedly span seven years ending in July, 1995.

Alongside McIntosh in the dock was 41-year-old Graham Webb, who was care head at a West Kirby residential school, and Bournemouth man Robert Moses.

Some of the charges involve both McIntosh and Webb, who were leaders of activity holidays.

Webb, 41, of New Brighton, faces 20 charges of indecent assault and two of buggery. They involve 14 boys spanning 11 years ending in July, 1995. He did not enter any pleas and was further remanded in custody until next Monday.

Moses, 24, denied four charges involving indecently assaulting two boys. He also denied taking indecent photographs of children under 16 between January, 1993 and December 1995 and possessing indecent photographs on April 22 this year.

Both he and McIntosh, of Oakwood, Warrington, were further remanded on bail to await their trial beginning on November 24.

The vicar, who resigned from his post at Barnton after his arrest last December, used to work as part of a ministry team in Ellesmere Port.

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