A JURY has been dismissed in an historic child sex assault trial heard at Oxford Crown Court.

Nick Tarres, 51, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14 and 16 and one count of attempted buggery with a boy under the age of 16.

The alleged assaults were said to have taken place when Tarres himself was in his late teens and living in Thame.

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Tarres, of Botany Gardens, Crowmarsh Gifford, has denied all charges.

The jury in the trial has now been dismissed after failing to reach a verdict.

A hearing will take place at the same court on March 1 to decide if a re-trial will take place or if the case will be dropped.