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Swansea-born MP trial date set

Swansea-born MP Nigel Evans has appeared for a preliminary hearing at Preston Crown Court. The MP for Ribble Valley in Lancashire is accused of eight sexual offences and will go on trial in March.

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Swansea-born MP Nigel Evans to go on trial in March

Nigel Evans is accused of sexual offences against seven men. Credit: PA

Swansea-born MP Nigel Evans will go on trial next March, accused of sexual offences.

The MP for Ribble Valley in Lancashire and former deputy speaker of the House of Commons appeared at Preston Crown Court for a preliminary hearing today.

The 55-year-old is accused of two counts of indecent assault, five of sexual assault and one of rape.

The case was adjourned until January.

A trial was set for 10 March next year.

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