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Cornwall councillor Bill Jenkin accused of assault

image captionMr Jenkin was a member of Devon and Cornwall Police Authority until his resignation in June.

A Cornwall councillor and former mayor has appeared in court charged with sexual assault.

Bill Jenkin, of Highfield House, Treswithian Downs, Camborne, was charged with two counts of sexual assault and one of common assault.

The 79-year-old did not enter a plea when he appeared before West Cornwall Magistrates.

He was remanded on conditional bail to appear at Truro Magistrates' Court on 2 September.

Mr Jenkin resigned from Devon and Cornwall Police Authority in June after the assault allegations were made.