August 2023

Paedophile pensioner’s sentencing adjourned for hip operation

The sentencing of a paedophile pensioner has been postponed to allow him to have a hip operation.

Brian James Morris, 77, of Springhill Crescent, Madeley, Telford, appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court this afternoon.

He had previously pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming, and attempted sexual communication with a child.

Both offences took place in August 2021.

Kevin Jones representing Morris told Judge Anthony Lowe that his client was due to have a hip operation next month.

Judge Lowe said he would adjourn the sentencing until October 27 at the same court – allowing time for the operation and recovery to take place.

An expert report has also been commissioned on other illnesses Morris said he is suffering with.