A former Midland priest accused of committing 27 sexual offences against children dating back almost 50 years has been remanded in custody.
Catholic priest Francis Paul Cullen, aged 85, had been living in Tenerife but was extradited over the charges and appeared at Derby Magistrates Court today.
The allegations, which relate to three boys between eight and 14, are dated between 1956 and 1991.
He served as a priest as the first priest in the parish of Christ the King, Mackworth estate, Derby, for around 18 years.
He was remanded in custody until his next hearing in September.
More top news
Any thundery rain or showers will quickly die away during the evening. Tomorrow, dry with long spells of sunshine and light winds.
Becoming dry with some late evening sunshine, then largely clear overnight. Tomorrow, a fresh start, though with plenty of sunshine.
Three black and white ruffed lemurs at Twycross Zoo have been born at Twycross Zoo.