A south Oxfordshire man is accused of attacking another last February.

Appearing before Oxford Crown Court on Monday morning, Richard Piercy, 34, pleaded not guilty to charges of affray, wounding with intent and causing grievous bodily harm in Faringdon on February 20 last year.

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Piercy spoke only to confirm his name and repeat his plea of ‘no, I’m not guilty’ as the charges were read to him by the court clerk.

Judge Michael Gledhill QC granted the defendant, of no fixed address, unconditional bail ahead of his trial on October 17.

The case is expected to take four days.

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Nick Mather appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service during the short hearing. Peter du Feu represented Piercy, with the defendant stressing he was ‘absolutely innocent of all the charges’.

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