A NEW trial date has been set for a man accused of assaulting a woman in Wantage.

Lewis Collins, 24, appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday (June 6) charged with several counts against a woman.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault by beating and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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He also pleaded not guilty to breaching a non-molestation order in which its alleged he ‘stuck his middle finger up’ at the complainant after an order was made.

However, Collins did plead guilty to damaging property after damaging a keychain belonging to the woman.

Collins, of St Marys, Wantage, has now has a trial date put in the warned list for July.

The trial was due to take in January was delayed due to Lewis’s health concerns.