Former south Norfolk headteacher found guilty of string of child sex offences is found dead

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A former headteacher of a former south Norfolk independent school found guilty of a string of child sex offences against pupils and awaiting sentence has been found dead.

A statement from Thames Valley Police said that the body of a man was recovered from the River Thames in Oxford on Tuesday.

It has been confirmed that the body was that of David William Tuohy, 83, of White House Road, Oxford, who was convicted of 15 counts of indecent assault on February 12 at Norwich Crown Court following a nine-day trial.

The offences related to five boys under the age of 13 and took place in the mid-1970s at Eccles Hall School, now known as the New Eccles Hall School, at Quidenham near Attleborough.

His victims have been notified of the latest development, Norfolk Constabulary confirmed.

A statement from Thames Valley Police said: “At around 6pm (on Tuesday) it was reported that there was someone in the water, close to Osney Lock.

“The man was brought out of the river, but he was declared dead at the scene.

“The death is unexplained but it is not being treated as suspicious at this time.”