Man on child sex charges

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A MAN has appeared in court charged with 14 child sexual offences.

Alan Adrian Brigden, 67, a Dutch national, appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He is charged with six counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14, four counts of assault with attempt to commit a serious sexual offence and four counts of gross indecency with a boy under the age of 14.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between 1977 and 1980.

He will remain in custody to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on January 24.