DETECTIVES from Southampton CID have charged a man with a number of historic sexual offences.

Brian Childs, of Suffolk Close, Chandlers Ford, has been charged with a number of offences including rape and sexual assault.

The 76-year-old is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court tomorow, Wednesday, May 28.

Detective Constable Kevin Darvill said: “These charges are in relation to a number of incidents involving two victims, which are reported to have occurred in the 1980s. Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding these incidents, continues.

“If you have any information which may assist this investigation, please contact me as soon as possible.”