AN 80-year old man has appeared in court accused of a string of sexual assaults on children.
Samuel Tidd, of Anvil Close, Elton, Chester, is accused of seven counts of sexual assault, six counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of sexual touching. Tidd denies all of the charges.
The jury of eight women and four men at Chester Crown Court heard all the alleged offences took place over a five year period, from June 30, 2006, until June 2011.
They relate to children all aged under 13 at the time they are said to have occurred.
The court heard evidence from the youngest of the children, who told how the defendant would touch her inappropriately.