TERRANCE Saunders, 70, of St Michaels Close, Blackburn, was committed on bail to Preston Crown Court when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates.

Saunders faces five charges of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 and five charges of gross indecency with the same girl.

The offences are alleged to have been committed between October 1971 and October 1978.