Father and son deny girl sex offences

A FATHER and son have appeared at Hull Crown Court and denied underage sex charges.

Christopher Patton, 60, and Mark Anthony Patton, 33, were before Judge Michael Mettyear on Monday.

Mr Patton senior, of Westbourne Avenue, Bridlington, had already been committed to face trial over allegations of rape against two girls.

He pleaded not guilty to four charges of rape dating from 2008 to July 2009 as they were put to him.

Mark Patton of Haslemere Avenue, Bridlington, faces a charge of sexual activity against one girl in 2008.

He pleaded not guilty.

Crown barrister Patrick Palmer said there were two different girls involved.

Christopher Patton’s barrister Bernard Gateshill agreed to a joint trial of charges. Both Mr Patton and his son were granted bail after Judge Mettyear adjourned the case for a trial to take place in the week of August 15.