Milkman appears in court

60 year old man from Wallasey appeared in Birkenhead Magistrates charged with 59 charges of sexual assault

David Sparks, 60, of Keswick Road in Wallasey appeared in Birkenhead Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning for the first time charged with 59 counts of sexual assaults against boys from as far back as the 70's.

The pensioner spoke only to confirm his name, age and address and will appear before Liverpool Crown Court on 5 August for a preliminary hearing.  He was given conditional bail until then.