Shotts man denies assault in street
A Shotts resident has denied assaulting a man and attempting to hit him with a piece of wood.
Michael Mearns, of West Benhar Road, pleaded not guilty to assaulting Thomas Robertson and trying to strike him with a piece of wood in April.
The 25-year-old also denied shouting, swearing and acting aggressively at Brownhill Street in Harthill.
At Hamilton Sheriff Court last week the case was adjourned for trial until November 29.