A 63-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with an allegation of assault upon another male at Broadway.

Graham Pavier, of Hermitage Street, Crewkerne, was in the dock before Somerset Magistrates, sitting at Yeovil.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge that on April 23 at Broadway, near Ilminster, he assaulted the male complainant by beating him.

A review of the case was conducted and the matter was adjourned until January 14 when the defendant was ordered to return to the court for a trial to take place.

Until his next court appearance Pavier was released on unconditional bail.