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Reading Magistrates' Court: Arrest warrant for Compton man facing child sex charges

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A WARRANT has been issued for the immediate arrest of a man who failed to answer his bail on child sex charges.

Philip Saich had been due in the dock at Reading Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, May 11.

He is accused of trying to arrange to engage in sexual activity with a child.

Reading Magistrates Courts
Reading Magistrates Courts

In addition, Mr Saich, who lives in Westfields in Compton, is charged with possessing indecent photos of children.

Specifically, he is accused of making or possessing 83 images in Class A - the most depraved category; of making or possessing 178 images in Class B and of making or possessing 755 images in Class C.

All the above offences are said to have been committed in Newbury between February 5 and April 16, 2020.

However, the 64-year-old did not turn up for the hearing.

The court issued a warrant for his immediate arrest.

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