Great Cornard man denies grooming 15-year-old girl

A GREAT Cornard man accused of grooming a 15-year-old girl with the intention of engaging in sexual activity has appeared in court.

Simon Lockley, of Oxford Close, appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court via video link from Norwich Prison on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old is alleged to have groomed a girl in Sudbury between August 17 and September 14, a charge he denies.

Lockley is also charged with sending a threatening message to a girl with the intention of causing distress or anxiety. He is yet to enter a plea to this charge.

He was remanded in custody and his case was adjourned until October 29 when it is expected to be sent to crown court.