A former parish councillor has pleaded guilty to six charges of sexually touching a girl aged under 13 in Helston.

Brian Deacon, from Merther Close, Sithney, admitted the offences when he appeared before Truro Crown Court last Thursday.

The six offences relate to the sexual assault of girls aged eight and ten years at Helston between 2011 and 2013.

The 69-year-old is due to return to court on March 26 for sentencing.

During this hearing he will also make a plea to a further charge, involving an allegation of rape on a child.

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

He has also sat as a Sithney parish councillor, for which he was previously representative for Police and Victim Support, together with the Cornwall Association of Local Councils (CALC).