A MAN accused of an alleged West Cumbria assault is to stand trial in front of a jury.
Stephen James Dill-Russell pleaded not guilty to one charge when he appeared before Judge Nicholas Barker at Carlisle Crown Court.
This charges alleges that 56-year-old Dill-Russell assaulted another man, Ciaran Twomey, causing actual bodily harm.
It arises out of an incident which is said to have occurred in the Nethertown area, near Egremont, on June 22.
Dill-Russell’s trial is due to start in the week of January 20 at the crown court and, it is estimated, will last two to three days.
In the meantime, Dill-Russell, of The Green, Nethertown, was granted bail by Judge Barker.