Man to face trial on indecency charges

A 68-year-old man accused of five counts of committing an act of gross indecency with a child is to stand trial next month.

Michael Clark, from Lady Lane in Hadleigh, appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

He spoke only to confirm his name and address and entered no plea to any of the charges.

Clark is alleged to have carried out the offences with a girl under the age of 16 in Hadleigh during a two-month period in 2002.

Clark was committed to Ipswich Crown Court for trial on August 9. He was released on bail.