A MAN charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm in Oxford has been given a date for his trial.

The case of Duncan Shearman was heard at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old of no fixed abode is charged with one count of unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm on his sole male victim.

READ ALSO: Live updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

He would have ordinarily appeared at the crown court in Oxford but in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic most hearings are being held remotely and not in person.

At the brief hearing this week Recorder Michael Roques pencilled in a timetable for Shearman's provisional trial.

That case, if it goes ahead, is expected to be heard at the same court on August 26. A time estimate was also set for the case and to decide the single count he faces.

That estimate of between two and three days was accepted by the court.

Shearman was remanded in custody in the meantime.