A 56-year-old man has been accused of assaulting a young boy back in the early 1980s.

Trevor Winstone, of High Street, Eynsham, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (June 6) charged with five counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 16.

It is alleged the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was aged between seven and nine at the time of the offences.

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The court heard that the alleged offences also occurred during the late 1980s.

Winstone has not yet been asked to make a plea to offences.

His case has been adjourned to be next heard at Oxford Crown Court on July 4. The hearing will be for plea and trial preparation.