Date set for sex trial

A WARKWORTH man is to stand trial before Newcastle Crown Court charged with a sexual assault.

Mark Ivor Pearson, 43, of South Side Farm Cottages, is alleged to have committed the offence in Amble on Sunday, June 19, 2011.

At South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Pearson’s case was adjourned to the crown court at 10am on Wednesday, April 25.

He is on conditional bail to reside at his address and not to contact prosecution witnesses.