A CHARD man has appeared in court charged with assaulting a male during an incident in Yeovil last year.

Stephen Walker, 51, of Phelps Close, appeared before Somerset Magistrates where he pleaded not guilty to assaulting a man by beating him.

The alleged offence was said to have taken place at Hendford in Yeovil.

A review of the case was conducted before the court at Yeovil and the defendant was ordered to return there on August 29 when he must stand trial.

Until then he was released on unconditional bail.