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Wirral priest Peter Hooper is jailed for five years

Peter Hooper
Image caption Hooper admitted 10 charges of sexual activity with an underage boy

A Roman Catholic priest from Wirral who admitted sexual activity with an underage boy has been jailed for five years by Liverpool Crown Court.

Father Peter Hooper, 55, admitted 10 charges of sexual activity with the teenager, and inciting him to engage in such activity, at an earlier hearing.

Bishop of Shrewsbury, Revd Mark Davies, said the Catholic community felt sorrow and horror at Hooper's offences.

He said there was no place in the church for those who harmed the young.

Hooper was formerly parish priest of St Luke The Physician in Bebbington.

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