A former restaurant worker has pleaded not guilty to 32 historic sexual offences at Chester Crown Court.

Ramsey Ramsey, 78, from Newton, Chester, is charged with 12 counts of rape, 10 counts of indecent assault on a minor, four counts of committing gross indecency with a child, three counts of procuring a female under the age of 21, and three counts of taking indecent or pseudo indecent photographs of a child.

All the offences are alleged to have taken place between 1989 and 2000.

Ramsey, who worked for many years at a city centre restaurant, will remain on unconditional bail until his trial on August 4.