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Man accused of Shefford orphanage abuse taken ill

James McCann Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption James McCann, of Suffield Court, Swaffham, Norfolk, was photographed attending an earlier hearing

A 79-year-old man due to stand trial on charges of abuse against children at an orphanage was taken to hospital after becoming ill.

James McCann, of Suffield Court, Swaffham, Norfolk, worked at St Francis Boys Home in Shefford, Bedfordshire, during the 1960s and 1970s.

He was taken ill ahead of a trial at the Old Bailey.

The trial was adjourned until Wednesday to allow the court to await an assessment from doctors.

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