Australian man extradited to face Eastbourne historic sex offence charges

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A man has been extradited from Australia to appear in court charged with historic sexual offences against two girls in Eastbourne.

Alan Murphy, 55, is due to appear in custody at Brighton magistrates court tomorrow (October 9), charged with two indecent assaults and one offence of incitement to gross indecency, on a girl in the eighties.

He also faces a charge of indecent assault against another girl in the same decade.

He arrived at Heathrow Airport on a flight from Sydney in the custody of Sussex Police officers this morning (October 8).

The alleged offences were reported to Sussex Police in 2008 and detectives traced Murphy to Australia.

He was arrested at his home in Mango Hill, Queensland, by Queensland Police in July 2014, on the authority of an extradition warrant obtained by the Crown Prosecution Service.

He was held in custody in Brisbane while extradition proceedings took place.

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