A FORMER serviceman has made his first court appearance charged with rape and indecent assault offences.
Former serviceman John Simpson, 73, faces a series of allegations he raped a girl when she was aged between 11 and 13-years-old.
He is further accused of indecently assaulting a second girl when she was aged between seven and 15.
Simpson, of Montpelier Avenue, Bispham faces 13 charges.
He was remanded to appear at Preston Crown Court on December 6.