Man denies indecent assault charges

A FORMER Hambrook resident has pleaded not guilty to seven historic charges of indecent assault on children.

Edmond Hillman, 57, now lives in County Durham, and has been charged with offences against three children in Hambrook from 1972 to 1978.

These include three counts of indecent assault on a girl under 13, two counts of indecent assault on a boy under eight, and a further two counts of indecency with a child and indecent assault of a girl under 14.

Hillman is on unconditional bail, and will appear at Chichester Crown Court for trial on March 17, 2014.

He appeared in Chichester Crown Court on Thursday by video link to plead not guilty to the charges.