Updates on Harry Cook

Discussion in 'Karate' started by LabanB, Jun 19, 2011.

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  1. Putrid

    Putrid Moved on

    The facts are that Harry Cook has pleaded guilty to serious sexual charges against chidren and is therefore classified as a paedophile.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  2. TonyMc

    TonyMc Valued Member

    Why exactly are you even on this site? This is a site that's for martial art enthusiasts; you however only seem interested in all things Harry Cook. Every post you have made is related to Harry Cook. You seem to sit in silence just waiting for someone to make a comment on the subject and then you swoop in with a patronising lecture as if nobody else has a right to comment.

    And you say that you are posting facts? So that suggests to me you may be closer to the situation than some of us may realise.

    This thread is becoming as sinister and unhealthy as the subject matter itself.

    I think this thread should be closed.
  3. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Please pay attention to the warning above.

    Leave out the discussion and just posts updates as requested.
  4. Llamageddon

    Llamageddon MAP's weird cousin Supporter

    Just to add to this - we re-opened this thread for a number of reasons. But we will close it again - and for good - if this carries on. A mod can post updates if needs be.
  5. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

  6. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

    Update from the Hexham Courant;
    Link to article... http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/news-at-a-glance/more-sex-charges-1.892605?referrerPath=news
  7. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

    New update in Hexham Courant - not on their website yet though... they usually update it on a Monday - so it should be up then; in the meantime this is what it says in the actual paper;
    It's on page 3.
  8. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

  9. kenkyu

    kenkyu New Member

    Thanks for the update Sam

  10. sleeolleh

    sleeolleh New Member

    Anyone have any idea about the December 23 hearing? Courant website compltely empty of HC news.
  11. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    tried a google search, couldn't find anything recent...
  12. MBrown

    MBrown New Member

    According to Courtserve, he's due to appear in court again (via videolink) tomorrow

    As we appear to be back to the sentencing phase it may be that he plead guilty to the additional 29 charges in December.
  13. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

  14. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

    Newspaper update: http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk/news/news-at-a-glance/instructor-in-court-1.915173?referrerPath=news

    Bear in mind that the Courant is published on a Wednesday & the website isn't usually updated until the Monday - we will probably get an update regarding today on Weds (Monday 23rd online).

    From the updates since, it looks like 'commital for sentence' isn't actually the sentencing itself, it looks more like they're setting the date for his sentencing - looks like his pleas for the extra were made today.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  15. sleeolleh

    sleeolleh New Member

  16. John Paul Marti

    John Paul Marti Valued Member

    Harry Cook pleads guilty to all 29 new charges

    For clarity:

    - Harry Cook has already pleaded guilty to 14 charges of sexual assault and is still waiting for sentence on those charges.

    - He is now waiting for sentence on these 29 charges. So in total he will eventually be sentenced for 43 charges of sexual assault, indecent assault etc. All of these 43 charges involve children some as young as eight.

    - The prosecutor has indicated there may be even more charges brought against Cook at a later date involving 'other persons' some as yet unknown and some currently under investigation.


    Renowned karate expert admits child sex offences

    A RENOWNED karate expert who has written a history of the martial art and taught hundreds of pupils has admitted a string of sexual offences against girls.

    Henry Wilson Cook, known as Harry, was a trusted and respected instructor whose limited edition book Shotokan Karate: A Precise History now fetches £100 on the internet.

    He answered "guilty" - sometimes in a whisper - each time the clerk at Newcastle Crown Court read out the eight charges of indecent assault, seven of sexual assault, five of making indecent images of children, seven of possessing indecent images of children, one of possessing an extreme pornographic image and one of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

    Police discovered 55,585 indecent images of children when he was arrested.

    He admitted possessing one extreme image of a person having sex with an animal.

    Cook, 62, and formerly of Castle Hill Terrace, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, was already in prison awaiting sentence after last year admitting a series of sex assaults on children.

    The married father will be sentenced in March following a psychiatric assessment. The prosecution did not open the case against him.

    Police continued to investigate after he first admitted charges last year and more victims came forward.

    News of his offending has shocked those who knew him in the karate world.

    Cook, originally from South Shields, South Tyneside, is a seventh dan master of two forms of karate, studied at Durham University and after training as a school teacher, devoted his life to the martial art.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  17. MBrown

    MBrown New Member

    More from the local press

    In addition to the press release above being widely circulated it seems that the local rags have finally decided to do some legwork and cover this properly. Here's an article from The Journal which gives a few more details (the five victims identified so far were his students, for example)

    Haltwhistle karate teacher Harry Cook facing jail for abusing pupils

    It also includes interviews with the local priest who hosted his club and a (very) former student.
  18. John Paul Marti

    John Paul Marti Valued Member

    Haltwhistle karate teacher Harry Cook facing jail for abusing pupils


    Read More http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-...-abusing-pupils-61634-30136475/#ixzz1jp18qxow
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    MBrown New Member

  20. SamW11

    SamW11 Valued Member

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