A man is to face trial over six charges of sexually assaulting young girls.

Brian Deacon, aged 69, of Merther Close, Sithney, entered no pleas at Truro’s magistrates’ court to the charges of sexually assaulting girls aged eight and ten years at Helston between 2011 and 2013.

He faces trial at Truro Crown Court, with his next appearance on January 14.

Deacon is a former chairman of Sithney Cornish Wrestling Club and no longer has anything to do with the club.

He has also sat as a Sithney parish councillor.