OAP sent for trial

A WIGAN pensioner is due to appear before Liverpool Crown Court next month charged with sexually abusing a number of children throughout the last eight years.

Frederick Dixon, who is 71, of Withington Grange, Aspull, is charged with eight offences relating to the sexual assault of children between the ages of four and 15.

The allegations relate to offences between September 2003 and March 1 2011.

He is due to appear before Liverpool Crown Court on October 11 at 9.30am where he will face trial and has been released on unconditional bail until that time.

He has not indicated his plea.