Nelson man accused of abducting schoolgirl

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A 22-year-old Nelson man has appeared before Burnley magistrates, accused of grooming and abducting a schoolgirl.

Scott Anthony Marsh, of Belgrave Street, is charged with abduction of the 14-year-old child at Nelson on May 10th, sexual touching between May 10th and 11th and sexual grooming between March 19th and May 11th.

Marsh will have his case heard at Burnley Crown Court. He did not indicate pleas. The defendant was bailed until a preliminary hearing at the higher court on June 15th.