A warehouseman faces criminal charges for allegedly entering schools and slashing trousers belonging to boys and girls.

Clive Kemmish, 38, appeared at Bicester Magistrates' Court yesterday accused of criminal damage relating to four offences at schools in Witney, Woodstock and Kidlington between July last year and March.

He also faces charges relating to two further alleged offences at the Park Sports Centre in Holton, near Wheatley.

Magistrates remanded Kemmish, from Somerset, on bail on condition that he does not enter sports centres, schools or places of education for people aged under 18.

The case is due to come before the Bicester bench again on May 15.