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Racehorse trainer David "Dandy" Nicholls on sex assault charge

Racehorse trainer David "Dandy" Nicholls Image copyright PA
Image caption David "Dandy" Nicholls was a jockey until 1992, riding more than 400 winners, before switching to training

Racehorse trainer David "Dandy" Nicholls is to appear in court charged with sexually assaulting a woman.

The former jockey, 59, from the Thirsk area of North Yorkshire, is due before magistrates in Northallerton on 27 May.

He was a jockey until 1992, riding more than 400 winners before switching to training.

North Yorkshire Police said he was sent a postal requisition to appear at court to face a sexual assault charge on a woman aged over 16.

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