Man, 65, in court on sex charges

A Great Cornard man has appeared in court charged with two sexual assaults.

Vernon Howe, 65, from Scofield Court, appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Thursday on two charges of sexual assault on a female aged over 16, dating between September 1 and September 30 last year.

Howe, who entered no plea, was released on bail and is due to return to court on March 1 when a date for his trial will be set.