Glasgow & West Scotland

Retired priest faces trial over abuse claims

A former Catholic priest charged with sexually abusing children in the 1970s and 80s is set to stand trial.

Father Paul Moore, 81, who worked in Ayrshire, is also accused of abusing a student priest in the 1990s.

He is accused of committing offences on boys aged between five or six and 13 at various locations, including at a primary school and Irvine beach.

At the High Court in Glasgow, he denied all the charges. Fr Moore is due to go on trial in December.