Cumbria Crack

Man denies alleged Kendal assaults on former partner

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN accused of assaulting his former partner in Kendal on two separate dates is due to stand trial in June.

Damien Downey Howard, 33, entered pleas of not guilty to three charges during a short hearing at Carlisle Crown Court.

Howard denied two alleged common assaults on Nicole Patricia Medley which are said to have occurred on March 10 and 19.

He further denied an alleged burglary and theft of a router. It is alleged this occurred at an address in Kendal on March 19.

A timetable for the progress of the case was set out by prosecutor Gerard Rogerson.

A trial in front of a jury, estimated to last a day-and-a-half, is due to start at the crown court on June 18.

In the meantime Howard, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody.