A CHARD man accused of carrying out a violent attack on another male during a late-night incident in a Yeovil park has been ordered to stand trial after denying the offence.

Lee Banks was allegedly among a group of people at Milford Park at 10pm when an altercation took place and the complainant was said to have been approached from behind and dragged to the floor.

The defendant was then alleged to have punched him repeatedly and struck him six or seven times to the back, head and body.

He then allegedly started to kick the complainant to the left side of his body while he was prone.

Banks, 25, of Mintons, was brought before Somerset Magistrates at Yeovil in custody after being arrested by the police.

He was charged that on May 16 at Milford Park in Yeovil he assaulted Dean Lock by beating him.

Defending solicitor Jeffrey Bannister said that Banks said he had been at the park earlier but had left before the alleged incident occurred.

A review of the matter was conducted and the case was adjourned until March 11 when the defendant was ordered to return to the court at Yeovil for a trial to take place.

In the meantime he was released on unconditional bail.