An extremely rare medieval parchment has been found by staff at Herefordshire County Council during a clean up of the authority's archive.
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Veteran folk and rock performer Roy Harper is set to be tried next year over allegations he committed a string of sex offences in the Herefordshire area in the 1970s.
The singer-songwriter, who has performed with Pink Floyd and influenced rock band Led Zeppelin, was not required to appear for a short preliminary hearing held at Worcester Crown Court.
Harper, of Rossmore, near Clonakilty, Co Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, faces nine charges, including two counts of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl aged under 13.
The singer also faces three charges of indecent assault and four of gross indecency relating to the same alleged victim.
West Mercia Police announced last month that Harper had been charged with the offences, which are alleged to have occurred in the mid-1970s.
The 72-year-old is on unconditional bail and will next appear at the court on March 24, 2014 for a plea hearing.
A trial date has been set for August next year.
The prolific performer has produced more than 30 albums during his career.
Harper had been due to play on a bill alongside the likes of Eric Clapton and Robert Plant at London's Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday but has now withdrawn from the line-up. He was among the acts who had agreed to appear at a tribute to folk guitarist Bert Jansch, who died two years ago.
Influential singer-songwriter Roy Harper, 72, has been charged with a series of historic sex offences, police said.
- Harper is a prolific performer has produced more than 30 albums during his career.
- He performed a sold-out UK tour last month.
- Rock band Led Zeppelin cite him as a major influence, and released the 1970 track 'Hats off to (Roy) Harper'.
- Harper sang lead vocals on Pink Floyd's track 'Have a Cigar' on their 1975 classic album 'Wish You Were Here'.
- Pete Townshend, Kate Bush and Fleet Foxes are others who have named Harper as a key influence.
- He was awarded the MOJO Hero Award by the music magazine in 2005.
Charges against influential musician Roy Harper include two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, police said.
A West Mercia Police spokesman said:
– West Mercia Police spokesman
The summons relates to two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, three counts of indecent assault on a girl under 14 and four counts of gross indecency with a girl under 14.
The charges are in connection with offences alleged to have taken place in Herefordshire between 1975 and 1977 and relate to one victim.
A summons was issued to the musician on October 16, after he was voluntarily interviewed by police at Heathrow Airport on February 22.
Veteran folk and rock performer Roy Harper is facing charges in relation to a series of historic sex offences against an underage girl.
The singer-songwriter, who has performed with Pink Floyd and influenced rock band Led Zeppelin, has been summonsed to appear at Hereford Magistrates' Court on Monday, West Mercia Police said.
The 72-year-old, of Rossmore, Clonakilty, County Cork, in the Republic of Ireland, is facing nine sexual offences charges in total.
A man was killed when his car crashed with a lorry in Herefordshire.
The man was driving through the junction of the A483 and A417 near Ledbury when the accident happened.
Paramedics were called to the scene at around 3.20pm yesterday, but nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Father Raphael is a monk at Belmont Abbey just outside Hereford. When shown the medieval music found hidden in the County's archives, he explained that although it's been lost the melody and words have not.
An ancient manuscript dating back to a time before Henry the eighth dissolved the monasteries has been discovered.
It was found by council staff in Hereford who were sorting through thousands of boxes as they prepared to move to a new building. Chris Halpin reports
A priceless piece of parchment dating back to the 14th century has been found during a major clear-up of a council archive.
The sheet of medieval music was found by archivists in Hereford as the county's record office prepares to move to a new building.
Eleona Harris is the shocked member of staff who found the document.
Here she explains to ITV News Central reporter Chris Halpin how she thinks it came to be hidden in the archives, and her theories on where it originally came from.
Rhys Griffith is a senior archivist at Hereford County Record Office, where a rare piece of medieval music has been found during a clear up of the archives.
The find came as a complete shock to staff as it was being used as a protective covering for other later documents.
Mr Griffith says it's a priceless piece of evidence giving a glimpse of Hereford's medieval history.