A TEWKESBURY man is to appear for trial charged with 28 counts of sexual activity and gross indecency with three girls under the age of 16 in Gloucestershire.

Michael Davies, 60, of Gloucester Road, Deerhurst, will appear at Gloucester Crown Court on June 2.

The allegations relate to incidents which occurred between November 1977 and December 2004.

Davies appeared before magistrates in Cheltenham on May 5 and was granted conditional bail that he does not contact any of the prosecution witnesses.