A CHEF accused of threatening a man with a garden spade at a Lake District hotel will stand trial later this year.
Christopher Adams, 33, faces two charges which arise out of alleged incidents at the Scafell Hotel, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, on September 15 last year.
Adams appeared in front of a judge at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI), and during a short hearing pleaded not guilty to two charges.
One alleges Adams was in possession of an offensive weapon – a garden spade – in public at the hotel, and that this was used to “threaten” Joseph Weir, a farmer.
A second charge alleges Adams assaulted Graeme Thyer, a hotel receptionist, “by beating”.
Adams, of Cook Street, Barrow, will stand trial in front of a jury at the crown court in the week of March 30. It is estimated that hearing will last around two days.
In the meantime Adams was granted bail by the judge, His Honour Peter Davies.