Sex crime allegations

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A MAN has appeared before Wigan justices accused of a sex attack near the DW Stadium.

Ryan Ryder was arrested by police probing an incident in which a 40-year-old said she was set upon as she walked along Stadium Way on September 28.

Ryder, 18, of Hunter Road, Marsh Green, was committed to Liverpool Crown Court on November 1 and remanded in custody.

In a separate case John Green, 72, of Reedsmere Close, Newtown, appeared at Wigan Magistrates’ Court accused of various sexual offences involving a girl under 16 in the 1970s. He was remanded on bail to reappear on December 16.