Folk singer Roy Harper has had the date of his plea hearing at Worcester Crown Court put back until next month.

The 72-year-old faces nine charges, including two counts of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl aged under 13 dating back to the 1970s when he lived in Herefordshire.

Harper, now of Rossmore, Republic of Ireland, was due to appear at court on April 11 but the date has been changed to May 2.

A trial date has been scheduled for August.