Pensioner due to answer sex offence allegation

editorial image
0
Have your say

An OAP accused of trying to molest a young child in a supermarket is due to plead to the charge next month.

Hugh Unwin, 75, of Garden Walk, Crawley, appeared in Lewes Crown Court today, by video link from Lewes Prison.

Prosecutor Sarah Lindop said Unwin, who is accused of trying to touch the girl while she was on a shopping trip with her mother in Crawley, will be ready to plead once legal papers have been served.

Presuming he pleads not guilty, she said the court should expect a three to four day trial.

Judge Simon Coltart told Unwin: “There will be a plea and case management hearing on the 24th of November, when the indictment will be put to you, and the trial will be fixed for 22nd of February next year.

“In the meantime, you will be remanded in custody.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/crawleyobserver

3) Follow us on Twitter @Crawley_Obby

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Crawley Observer - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.