A CHARD woman accused of making threatening comments towards a 16-year-old girl outside a supermarket in the town has been ordered to stand trial.

Sacha Marie Bane, 42, of High Street, was brought before District Judge David Taylor, sitting at Yeovil, in custody after failing to turn up for a scheduled hearing on April 23.

She pleaded not guilty to a charge that on December 7 at Sainsbury’s car park in Holyrood Street, Chard, with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress she used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour.

The court heard the prosecution alleged that a group of young people were stood outside Sainsburys when Bane was alleged to have been drinking and making threats to them.

Defending solicitor Jeffrey Banister said that during interview with the police his client “completely denied” making any threats although accepted making a “snide remark” to her.

A review of the case was conducted and the matter was adjourned until July 8 when the defendant was ordered to return to the court to stand trial before Somerset Magistrates.

Until then she was released on unconditional bail.