December 2016

Jailed: ‘Dangerous’ former Scout leader who abused young boys in south London


A “dangerous” former scout leader who subjected four young boys to a string of sex attacks has been jailed.

Terry Figg, from Stevenage, carried out 11 acts of indecent assault on four boys under the age of 14 while acting as a Scout leader in Orpington

The offences all took place between 1970 and 1980.

The 68-year-old was found guilty of all 11 offences on November 16 following a 12 day trial.

He was jailed for 13 years at Croydon Crown Court

November 2016

Former Orpington scout leader found guilty of child sex crimes


Former scout leader Terry Figg from Stevenage has been found guilty of abusing boys in the 1970s.

Mr Figg, 68, of Cook Road, was convicted by a jury of 11 offences on boys under the age of 14, at Croydon Crown Court this week.

He was found not guilty of a further four offences of indecent assault, also on boys under 14.

The offences took place in Orpington – on the outskirts of London, between April 1970 and December 1980.

Figg was initially arrested on March 19, 2015.

He was charged on January 21, 2016 and bailed to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on February 17.

In recent years Figg has been a vocal campaigner to protect bus services from cuts in the Stevenage area.

Figg took advantage of the authority entrusted in him as a scout leader.

He committed horrific crimes against vulnerable children who should never have been at risk of sexual abuse.

Figg will be sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on December 9.