Folk singer does not appear plea...
Roy Harper

Roy Harper has appeared in court in Hereford, charged with sexually abusing a child.

Roy Harper's name resonates at the very top of rock music. Pink Floyd invited the folk icon to appear on 'Wish You Were Here' standout 'Have A Cigar' while Led Zeppelin honoured the songwriter with 'Hats Off (To Roy Harper)'.

Returning earlier this year with new album 'Man And Myth' the songwriter has spent considerable time on road. Attempting to fly back home to the Republic of Ireland earlier this year, Roy Harper was stopped at Heathrow by police.

The singer appeared in Hereford Magistrates Court yesterday (November 18th) to face charges of sexually abusing a child. The incidents allegedly took place between 1975 and 1977, and involve one girl who was 12 years old when the abuse began.

Appearing in court for four minutes, Roy Harper did not enter a plea - he faces charges of two counts of sexual assault, three charges of indecent assault and four charges of gross indecency.

The case is ongoing.

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