Teens’ playground sex charges

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TWO teenagers have appeared in court charged with engaging in sexual activity with a boy at a Brighouse playground.

Daniel Bancroft, 18, of Gooder Lane, Brighouse, and Daniel Reid, 18, of the same address, appeared at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court to face two charges each of engaging in sexual activity, for sexual gratification, in the presence of a child.

The court heard the child was 10 and the alleged offence took place at a playground in Bramston Street in Brighouse on July 5 this year.

The teenagers appeared by video link as they had been remanded into custody at a previous hearing.

Magistrates yesterday remanded Bancroft for a further four weeks.

They refused Reid’s applictation for bail and he was also remanded into custody for a further four weeks.

The pair will reappear at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court again on August 18.