A former Cumbrian vicar has been charged with sexual crimes against four boys. 74 year old Ronald Johns is a former rector of Caldbeck and was a canon at Carlisle Cathedral. He now lives in Norwich after retiring 12 years ago.
He faces three charges of serious sexual assault, Six counts of gross indecency and six more of indecent assault dating from 1979 to 1991. He's due to appear before Carlisle magistrates next month
More top news
He was known in Dumfries and Galloway for his distinctive land sculptures including the "Garden of Cosmic Speculation."
The elderly woman was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where she remains in a serious condition.
The First Minister’s closing address at the SNP conference will also include her party’s first policy commitment ahead of the 2021 elections