Ex-St Helens mayor charged with historic offences
A former St Helens mayor has been charged with historic sex offences.
John Beirne - who sat as a local councillor in the borough for 22 years - has been accused of 14 offences alleged to have taken place between 1976 and 1979.
The 55-year-old is due to appear at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on November 16.
Mr Beirne, of Blackdown Grove in St Helens, is an ex-councillor who has previously represented the Lib Dems and UKIP.
He sat on the council between 1990 and 2012 and took on the prestigious role of mayor in 2008.
No longer a councillor, he stood in this year’s local elections as an... read more
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