[A] MAN accused of possessing a knife in public on a Windermere street is due to stand trial later this year.
Richard Amphlett, 44, entered a plea of not guilty to one allegation when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court.
Amphlett denied the alleged possession of a bladed article – a knife – in a public place, namely Oak Street in Windermere, without good reason or lawful authority on April 28.
Amphlett was told his trial – estimated to last a day – would take place at the crown court.
Judge James Adkin said to the defendant: “A Carlisle jury will have to decide why you were in possession of a bladed article on July 12, which is when the case will be listed.”
In the meantime Amphlett, of Oakleigh Road, Stourbridge, Dudley, was granted unconditional bail by the judge.