A masseur who is accused of sexually assaulting female customers will stand trial in December.

Appearing before Swindon Crown Court on Friday, Callum Urquhart, 37, of Alma Court, Bristol, did not enter pleas to seven charges, including six of sexual assault by touching and one charge of sexual assault by penetration.

All of the charges are alleged to have been committed against women two to three years ago in the south west.

Although he is yet to formally enter his pleas, Urquhart’s lawyers told the court there would need to be a trial.

Judge Jason Taylor QC fixed the trial for December 14 at Swindon Crown Court. The case is expected to last between four and five days.