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Racehorse trainer David 'Dandy' Nicholls to face sex attack trial

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

Racehorse trainer David "Dandy" Nicholls will stand trial in February after pleading not guilty to two charges of sexual assault.

The 60-year-old former jockey is accused of assaulting two women in separate incidents.

Appearing at Teesside Crown Court he pleaded not guilty to both of the charges.

Mr Nicholls, of Tall Trees Farm, Sessay, near Thirsk, was granted bail ahead of his trial on 27 February.

He was a jockey until 1992, riding more than 400 winners before becoming a trainer.

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