A FORMER driving instructor from Kelvedon Hatch has been charged with 19 counts of indecent assault, dating back to 1986.

David Lee, 72, of Blackmore Road, has been charged with the offences which date between 1986 and 2002 on women aged 16 or over.

He has been released on police bail pending an appearance at Basildon Magistrates Court on Thursday, July 10.