Man (67) in court on historic sexual charges

Grantham Magistrates Court.
Grantham Magistrates Court.
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A 67-year-old man has appeared in court charged with sexual offences alleged to have taken place in Spalding between 1979 and 1983.

John Edward Bates (67), formerly of Spalding but now living in London, faced eight counts of indecent assault and one of attempted buggery at Grantham Magistrates Court on Monday.

The case was committed for trial at Lincoln Crown Court on September 22 and Bates was given unconditional bail.