A JUDGE has warned an 87-year-old he could be facing a jail term after admitting a series of sex attacks 30 years ago.

Richard Gilmore repeatedly molested a young girl from the late 1970s through to the 1990s, starting when she was aged about seven.

The pensioner, of East Drive, Blunsdon, pleaded guilty to five counts of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court.

He pleaded not guilty to an allegation of attempted rape and prosecutors said they would ask for that to lie on file when he is sentenced.

Judge Douglas Field adjourned the case to Friday January 31 and released him on conditional bail until then. But he said: “The fact you are being granted bail should not be taken as any indication of the final outcome of your case.”