A MAN due to appear in court in connection with 12 incidents of sexual abuse has suffered a heart attack.

Christopher Jones, of Railway Street, Malton, was due to appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, but a doctor’s note dated January 5, said he was unfit to attend court after suffering a heart attack.

The twenty-eight-year-old faces nine charges of engaging in sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl and three of causing a 13-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

The case was rescheduled for Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Friday. The offences date from December 2012 to February last year.