UPDATE - Sheffield man pleads not guilty to witness intimidation over child abuse allegations

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A 21-year-old man from Sheffield has appeared in court charged with witness intimidation in relation to historic allegations of child sexual exploitation.

Christopher Whiteley, from Weakland Crescent, Hackenthorpe, pleaded not guilty to the charge as he appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this morning, Saturday.

Whiteley was remanded in custody by magistrates and will appear before Sheffield Crown Court on March 27.