A 99-YEAR-old man will appear at crown court next month charged with historic sex offences against children.

John Fitzwilliam, of Lynch Hill Park, Whitchurch, is accused of indecent assault of a girl on three occasions between July 4, 2002, and May 1, 2004.

He is also alleged to a have sexually touched a girl on two occasions between July 16, 2010, and July 17, 2014.

Both offences are alleged to have taken place in Whitchurch.

Fitzwilliam will appear at Winchester Crown Court on July 14 to enter pleas to both charges.