A MAN in his 80s will appear for trial next month at Sheffield Crown Court having been charged with historic sexual abuse.

George Shaw, of Wombwell Road, Platts Common, was due to appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court earlier this month where he was expected to enter a not guilty plea to 11 counts of indecent assault.

The charges relate to one female victim and the incidents are alleged to have happened in Barnsley between September 1965 and September 1972 while she was under the age of 14.

A warrant for the 85-year-old’s arrest was issued and Shaw subsequently appeared at the court where a trial date of November 20 was fixed.