A MAN has appeared in court charged with wounding another man during an incident in Chard.

Rikki Frazer Newby, of North Street, Crewkerne, is alleged to have unlawfully and maliciously wounded Joshua Webber with intent to do him grievous bodily harm on January 26.

When Mr Newby appeared at South Somerset Magistrates’ Court he pleaded not guilty to the charge and he appeared at Taunton Crown Court on Monday for a preliminary hearing.

The case has been adjourned until August 4 when Mr Newby will return to Taunton Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing.