Priest’s son asked to leave his vicarage home after child pornography conviction

The Bolton News

Jeremy Culley, crime reporter

THE disgraced son of a Bolton priest has been ordered to leave his vicarage home after he was convicted of possessing child pornography.

Paul Holt, son of Rev Wendy Oliver, confessed at Bolton Crown Court to an interest in ‘the feet of young children’ before being spared a prison sentence on July 20.

When the case finished, the Diocese of Manchester said it would be looking into the ‘implications’ for the parish at Christ Church, Harwood.

The Diocese has now said it is ‘important’ that Holt does not continue to live at Harwood Vicarage in Stich-mi-Lane with his mother.

In a statement to parishioners, the Diocese added that Mrs Oliver has ‘felt it appropriate to take leave from her duties’.

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