The Channel logo

News

By | John Oates 21st August 2008 15:57

Dabs.com founder accused of attempted rape, drugs offences

Remanded in custody

The founder of Dabs.com, David Atherton, has been charged with attempted rape and possession of Class A drugs.

Atherton, who sold his business to BT in April 2006 for £30m, is in custody after appearing in court in Bolton earlier this week.

A spokesman for Manchester Police said: "A 50-year-old man has been charged after a woman was sexually assaulted.

"Anthony David Atherton (born 02/03/1958) of Victoria Road, Heaton was charged with attempted rape, threats to kill, false imprisonment and possession of a class A drug on Tuesday 19 August 2008.

"He appeared at Bolton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 19 August 2008 and was remanded in custody."

The well-known channel character will appear in court 31 October. The offences are alleged to have happened on Sunday.

Atherton famously built the business from scratch, and it is now one of the UK's largest computer dealers.

More at the Manchester Evening News. ®

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Baby looks taken aback/shocked/affronted. Photo by Shutterstock

Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Stranded_ships

Chris Mellor

Thousands of layoffs announced as spinning rust enters its death spiral

Features

Locker room jocks photo via Shutterstock
Best locker-room strategy: Avoid emulating AWS directly
STRASBOURG, JUNE 29, 2016: The seat of the European Parliament. by Marco Aprile for shutterstock. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Plan b, image via Shutterstock
EU workers, new markets: post-Brexit pressure on May & Co
Tough question, pic via Shutterstock