Leeds & West Yorkshire

Halifax man , 74, charged with 27 historic sex offences

A 74-year-old man has been charged with more than two dozen historic sexual offences, a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said.

Anthony George, of Burnley Road, Halifax, is accused of 27 offences including rape, sexual touching and gross indecency.

Police said the allegations Mr George was facing dated back to the 1970s and 1980s.

He is due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates' Court on 13 November.

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