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Penrith man who denies alleged assault on woman to stand trial

Carlisle Crown Court

A PENRITH man who denies an alleged assault on a woman is due to stand trial later this year.

James Peter Conway, 22, faced one charge when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court earlier this afternoon (WED) over a video link.

This alleges that Conway, of Carleton Road, assaulted Sally Anne Howe, causing her actual bodily harm.

Conway pleaded not guilty to the charge, which arises out of an incident alleged to have occurred at Kirkby Stephen during the early hours of April 20 this year.

A timetable for the progression of the case was outlined by prosecutor Gerard Rogerson during a short crown court hearing in front of Judge James Adkin.

A trial date was listed for July 22. It is estimated the hearing, in front of a jury, will last around two days.

In the meantime, Conway was remanded in custody by Judge Adkin.

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