A 74-year-old man from Oldham has been charged with a string of child sexual offences.

Christopher Pickup from Underwood Way, Shaw has been charged with 26 offences of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14.

He is set to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Thursday May 6, 2021.

In August 2019, police received a report of sexual offences against children at a school in Oldham in the 1970s and an investigation was launched.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9059 or 0161 856 8919 quoting Operation Brunswick or the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.