Hereford & Worcester

Folk singer Roy Harper denies child sex allegations

Roy Harper
Image caption Roy Harper has produced more than 30 albums during his career

Folk singer Roy Harper has denied 12 charges of historical child sex offences.

The 72-year-old entered not guilty pleas to all counts of sexual assault at Worcester Crown Court on Friday.

A trial, expected to last 12 days, will take place on a date yet to be confirmed.

West Mercia Police said the offences are alleged to have been committed in Herefordshire between 1975 and 1977 and relate to one victim.

Mr Harper, who lives in the Republic of Ireland, sang lead vocals on Pink Floyd's Have a Cigar and is said to have influenced Led Zeppelin.

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