A CREWKERNE man denied an allegation of harassment claiming he had not made unwanted contact with a female on more than one occasion.

Aaron Keith Hodges allegedly went to the complainant’s house on two occasions, throwing stones and knocking on her door, before she called the police.

The 26-year-old defendant, of Rhydderch Way, appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates at Yeovil.

He was charged that between July 1 and July 5 at Crewkerne he pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the harassment of a female in that on July 5 he attended her address throwing stones at her windows in the early hours of the morning.

The charge also detailed that he attended her address on July 2 knocking on the doors and banging on the windows having been told to leave and knowing that the attention was unwanted.

Hodges pleaded not guilty to the offence and his solicitor Chris Ivory said that there was allegedly a rumour circulating about Hodges and he was said to have gone to the address on two occasions.

However he said the defendant only went to her address once and therefore had not displayed a “course of conduct” which was a defence to a charge of harassment.

A review of the case was conducted and the matter was adjourned until September 18 when Hodges was ordered to return to the court to stand trial.

In the meantime he was released on bail with conditions that he must not contact the complainant directly or indirectly and must not go to Park View in Crewkerne.