A Northfleet man has denied committing sexual offences against a child in Erith 10 years ago.

Raymond Barham, 65, of Huntley Avenue, is charged with two counts of assaulting a girl under 13 in October 2004 or before.

He appeared at Woolwich Crown Court on May 27 (Tuesday) and previously on March 11.

The 65-year-old now faces a trial at Woolwich Crown Court on September 1.

His bail conditions mean he cannot contact the alleged victim or have any unsupervised contact with anyone aged under 16.