July 2017

Pensioner admits sexual offence charges in Accrington

A 73-year-old man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates and admitted historic sex offences involving an 11-year-old girl.

Brian Farrington, of Southfield Rise, Paignton, Devon, pleaded guilty to four charges of indecent assault committed between 1981 and 1984 in Rising Bridge, Accrington.

He was sent on bail to be sentenced at Burnley Crown Court on August 21.