Man faces sex charges

A 35-year-old man has been charged with nine counts of sexually abusing a girl aged under 13.

Russell Stiff is accused of sexually touching a girl in Bildeston between 2005 and 2008.

Stiff of Needham Market gave no plea when attending Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

He was committed to Ipswich Crown Court and will appear for a hearing on February 1.