A 29-year-old man has denied two sexual assaults against an 11-year-old boy.

Phillip Poke of Aintree Close, Bromsgrove, but who has previous links to Droitwich, appeared over videolink at Worcester Crown Court on Monday.

He denied two sexual assaults against a child under 13 (a boy of 11) between January 1 and May 1 this year and a further charge of causing or inciting the same child to engage in sexual activity over the same period.

The trial date was fixed for April 27 next year with a time estimate of four days. Poke was remanded in custody until that date.

In the meantime the defendant is expected to serve a defence statement.