Don't miss a story sign up to Weston Mercury's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Vicar faces voyeurism and indecent image charges

09:25 18 January 2013

Rev Richard Lee (l) with the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey

Rev Richard Lee (l) with the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey

Archant

A VICAR has been charged with 26 voyeurism and indecent image offences.

The Reverend Richard Lee, the vicar at St Augustine’s Church in Locking and St Mary’s Church in Hutton, will appear before magistrates charged with eight voyeurism offences.

The 49-year-old, who officiated at the churches with his wife, the Rev Anne Lee, has also been charged with 18 offences of making indecent images.

He will appear at North Somerset Magistrate’s Court on February 11.

He was first arrested last July.

Other News Stories

A cash-filled safe has been stolen from a church leading police to ask for the public’s help.

Read more
Are you able to volunteer?

A brand new Weston-super-Mare festival is set to take to the Tropicana in July and the organisers have released a behind-the-scenes video as they prepare for the big event.

Read more
Dr Liam Fox MP.

North Somerset’s MP has condemned the way in which hundreds of new houses have been earmarked for the village of Yatton, despite the Government announcing it will not intervene in the plans.

Read more
12:00
Ashely Doyle Lord's

A tragic motorway crash, which claimed the life of a young Weston cricketer, was put down to ‘an unavoidable accident’ which occurred after the driver blacked out, an inquest heard this week.

Read more
Children from XTND - Improving Futures.

A Weston-super-Mare charity is hoping to buy new soft play equipment if it is successful in receiving a grant from this year’s Go Kids Go! scheme.

Read more
26 minutes ago
Stepping Stones nursery at Court de Wyck Primary School.

A village preschool is looking for parents to help shape its future as it considers extending its opening hours.

Read more

A lorry struck a Banwell building in a spot described as ‘an accident waiting to happen’ this week, causing hours of traffic disruption.

Read more
14:00
The signs that have been updated with the poor water quality warnings.

A new pocket guide to Burnham’s ‘poor’ seawater has been launched by its coastal officer.

Read more
Keith Topham, Alan Pendleton, Maggie Pendleton, Claire Baxter and Julie Pendleton after last year's challenge.

The deadline for entries to this year’s Mercury Mendip Challenge, in aid of Weston Hospicecare, is fast approaching – and walkers are being urged to secure their places quickly before it is too late.

Read more
12:30
BARB search and rescue.

Burnham’s BARB search and rescue service met earlier this week to review the year at its annual meeting.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 13°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications