Man (57) denying child sex offences

A 57-year-old man has denied indecently assaulting a child in the 1970s.

The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged victim, denies six charges of indecent assault between January 1, 1976 and December 31, 1979.

He pleaded not guilty to three further charges of gross indecency.

The case was adjourned for a trial date to be fixed. The 57-year-old was released on continuing bail and will appear in court again on December 6.