A man from the Midlands has denied touching a girl in a sexual manner in Llanarth.

Anthony Stephen Hudson, aged 55, of 55 Windrush Close, Pelsall, Walsall, pleaded not guilty to two charges of assaulting a girl under the age of 13 between June 9, 2007 and June 9, 2009, when he appeared at Aberystwyth magistrates court on Wednesday.

Magistrates declined jurisdiction, and the case’s next hearing will be at Swansea Crown Court on July 25.

Hudson was released on bail, with the condition not to contact prosecution witnesses, until that date.