November 2016

Retired clergyman jailed for historic sex abuse

George Granville Gibson

A VICTIM whose claims of abuse at the hands of a former clergyman were dismissed for years has spoken of his relief after his attacker was finally jailed.

Peter Ridley, who has waived his right to anonymity, was speaking after the once highly-respected, now retired cleric, from Darlington, began a 12-month prison sentence, as he was led down to the cells at Durham Crown Court.

80 year old Granville Gibson, the former Archdeacon of Auckland, was convicted on two counts of indecent assault n young males in early August, on the ninth day of his trial at the court.