60 year-old denies sexual assault on girl in 1984

A 60-year-old man has denied sexually assaulting a girl almost 30 years ago.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the complainant, pleaded not guilty to eight charges of indecently assaulting the girl.

It is alleged the abuse took place between February and June, 1984.

Derry Crown Court was told the trial, which is expected to last a week, has been listed for May 20.

The defendant was released on continuing bail and will appear in court again next week for the case to be reviewed.