Oldham pensioner charged with child sex offences in the 1970s

A pensioner from Shaw has been charged with sexual offences against a child under the age of 14 at a school in Oldham in the 1970s. 

Greater Manchester Police confirmed on Wednesday (7 April) that Christopher Pickup, of Underwood Way, has been charged with 26 offences of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14 years.

The 76-year-old is scheduled to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Thursday 6 May.

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.

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