A martial arts coach from Teignmouth who ran his own kick boxing school in Dawlish has pleaded guilty to raping a young girl 20 years ago.

Paul Drury ran the Black Belt Academy in Dawlish until he was arrested and held in custody earlier this year by police investigating historic abuse allegations.

He referred to himself on his website as Master Drury and his business offered special 'Family Time' events and anti bullying courses for schoolchildren as well as coaching in Tae Kwan Do and Kick Boxing.

Drury, aged 56, of Maudlin Drive, Teignmouth, admitted four charges of raping the same girl when she was under 13 in the 1980s and 1990s. He denied a second count of raping another woman between 2004 and 2005.

He appeared at Exeter Crown Court by video link from Exeter Prison and was remanded in custody until the next hearing on May 14 by Judge Simon Carr.

He may be sentenced on that date if the prosecution decide not to proceed to trial on the one charge which he has denied.

Sean Brunton, prosecuting, said the complainant in the fifth charge will be consulted by police before a decision is made.

Mary McCarthy said Drury is keen to be sentenced as soon as possible.