England

Dorset man, 81, charged in Lincoln Cathedral school abuse case

An 81-year-old man has been charged with historical child sex abuse offences against boys at a former cathedral school in Lincoln.

The charges follow an ongoing inquiry into allegations dating back to 1958.

The man, from Dorset, faces six counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14 and two counts of inciting a boy under the age of 14 to commit an act of gross indecency.

He is due to appear before Lincoln District Magistrates' Court on 8 June.

Lincolnshire Police said its Operation Redstone inquiry came after a review of past safeguarding cases by the Diocese of Lincoln.