Street as­sault de­nied

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS -

A man has de­nied an as­sault charge based on sex­ual prej­u­dice.

Barry White ap­peared at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court and pleaded not guilty to as­sault­ing his al­leged vic­tim in Merry Street, Mother­well, on April 14 last year.

It is al­leged White re­peat­edly punched the man on the body.

White, of Bell­shill Road, Mother­well, is also al­leged to have called the man of­fen­sive names and grabbed his mo­bile phone from him be­fore smash­ing it.

White, 29, was granted bail but will re­turn to court on Jan­uary 21 for a fur­ther hear­ing in the case.

He is due to stand trial on Fe­bru­ary 6.

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