Man on sex charges dating back more than 30 years

Bradford Crown Court
Bradford Crown Court

A 63-year-old man has appeared in court accused of sex offences committed in the Halifax area. Gordon Tidswell, who lives in Bridlington, is alleged to have committed offences against five female complainants over a period between 1980 and 2003.

Tidswell appeared before Judge Jonathan Rose for a preliminary hearing at Bradford Crown Court today/yesterday (Mon) and a trial date was fixed for April 20 next year.

Tidswell had his conditional bail extended to December 8 when he will have to return to Bradford Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing.