A WARRANT has been issued for an 85-year-old’s arrest relating to historic sex charges.

George Shaw, of Wombwell Road, Platts Common, was due to appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where he was expected to enter a not guilty plea to 11 counts of indecent assault.

The charges relate to one female victim and the incidents are alleged to have happened in Barnsley between September 1965 and September 1972 while she was under the age of 14.