[A] MAN charged with attempted murder following an incident at a Whitehaven pub is to go on trial in the new year.
Tyrone Glaister, 51, appeared via a video link at Carlisle Crown Court earlier today (MON).
Glaister pleaded not guilty to two charges.
He denied both attempting to murder Mark John Crosby, and attempting to cause a wound to James Ian Colligan.
The charges follow an incident at the Three Tuns public house at Duke Street in the town on Saturday, 1st October.
During a 20-minute hearing in front of Judge Peter Davies, Glaister spoke only to confirm his name and to enter the two not guilty pleas.
A case timetable was agreed by the respective lawyers in the case. A trial, which is expected to last three days, is due to start on 27th March.
In the meantime Glaister, of Duke Street, Whitehaven, was remanded in custody.