Plymouth man to face trial after denying he spat at and threatened teenage girl
A SOUTHWAY man will face trial after he denied assaulting a teenage girl.
Lee Hore, of Bampfylde Way, appeared before Plymouth magistrates yesterday charged with one count of common assault and one count of using threatening or abusive behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence.
Hore, aged 26, appeared at Plymouth Magistrates Court wearing a striped pink shirt.
He spoke to confirm his name, date of birth and address before the two charges were put to him.
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He pleaded not guilty to both charges and was granted unconditional bail.
Magistrates passed a section 39 order banning the identification of two 16-year-old witnesses involved in the case.
His solicitor, Adrian Hill, said Hore contends that he did not engage in behaviour which would lead someone to believe they were in danger of being attacked.
He said Hore also contended that while he admitted spitting at his alleged victim, it was accidental.
The charges relate to an alleged incident which took place on January 10 this year outside the McDonalds restaurant at the top of New George Street.
An 18-year-old girl claimed Hore approached her and made a number of threatening comments before spitting in her face.
At the time the 18-year-old was in the company of two 16-year-old girls.
Hore will face trial, estimated to take four hours, at Plymouth magistrates court on April 30.