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Former Tamworth dance teacher faces sex offence charges

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Image caption Neil Harris, of Manta Road, Dosthill, Tamworth appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court earlier

A former dance teacher has been charged with committing a string of sex offences against children.

Neil Harris, 74, of Manta Road, Dosthill, Tamworth, Staffordshire, faces 36 counts of indecent assault.

All the offences, against 10 girls and a boy, are alleged to have been carried out in Birmingham.

The former ballet teacher was remanded in custody following a hearing at the city's magistrates court and will next appear at Birmingham Crown Court.

A plea hearing will be heard on 25 September.

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