A MAN accused of beating a puppy to death before assaulting a woman in Oxford is due in court again today.

Callum Gerken, of Wood Farm, Oxford, is alleged to have caused injuries to 17-week-old Labrador puppy, Shadow, before assaulting a woman.

Prosecutors claim the 27-year old scaffolder was at a house at Saunders Road, Oxford, on the night of the incident on April 3.

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Gerken was charged last month with one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, one count of assault by beating and one count of conveying a threatening message. He has pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

Gerken's trial takes place at Oxford Magistrates' Court.