A MAN has appeared in court charged with historic sexual offences.

Gary Edwards, 46, of Wilmott Way, Winklebury, Basingstoke, has been charged with rape and indecent assault.

The sexual offences are alleged to have taken place in the early 1990s.

He appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, February 25 and will next appear at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday, March 19.