Former pop mogul Jonathan King has appeared in court accused of a string of sex attacks on under-age boys.

The ex-singer and Genesis producer is accused of assaults on nine teenagers aged between 14 and 16, between 1970 and 1988.

Dressed in a smart dark suit, white shirt and colourful trainers, King, 72, appeared at Southwark Crown Court for the hearing under his real name of Kenneth George King.

He faces four charges of buggery and 15 of indecent assault.

King, of Bayswater, central London, was released on conditional bail to appear at Southwark Crown Court on January 22 next year.

His bail condition is not to contact any prosecution witnesses.

A trial date has been set for June 11 2018.