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East Cambridgeshire parish councillor faces trial for alleged sexual assault

A trial date of May 12, 2025, was set

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An East Cambridgeshire parish councillor will go on trial next year accused of sexual assault. Doug Stuart of Stretham appeared at Cambridge Crown Court last Thursday and pleaded not guilty to a single charge of sexual assault.

A trial date of May 12, 2025, was set.

Cllr Stuart stood down in March as vice chairman of Stretham parish council but remains a councillor.

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A special meeting of the council of the council in March heard that Cllr Stuart “has agreed to take a step back from council duties until further notice”.

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