A man has appeared in court accused of stabbing a woman in the head.

George Hassall, 22, is said by prosecutors to have used a folding knife to stab his former partner a number of times in front of passersby on November 24 last year.

Appearing before Oxford Crown Court on Friday, Hassall, of Burghclere, Hampshire, entered no pleas to allegations of wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

The assault allegedly took place in Wensley Road, Reading.

Judge Maria Lamb remanded him in custody and provisionally fixed his trial to start on May 18 at the Oxford court.

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