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A PENSIONER has been charged with a string of sexual assaults on young girls.

Alan Cobb is accused of abusing three girls between 1999 and 2005.

The 72-year-old is facing five counts of indecent assault, three of gross indecency with a child and one other sexual offence.

Cobb, of High Lawn Way, Havant, did not enter any pleas to the charges when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The magistrates ruled that the case was so serious it must be heard at the crown court.

Cobb was released on bail to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court in April when he is due to enter a plea.