Sex assault charges

AN Embleton man charged on suspicion of two sexual assaults will be committed for trial at the crown court.

James Cockburn, of Dunstan Steads Farm Cottages, pleaded not guilty to the offences at an earlier hearing before appearing at Berwick Magistrates Court last Thursday. Cockburn, 43, was given conditional bail to re-appear at court in Berwick on May 19, when the case will be committed for trial at Newcastle Crown Court.