Stephen James, 44, of Blackthorn Way, Staverton, pleaded not guilty to actual bodily harm when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Tuesday.

It is alleged that James and another man assaulted Edward O’Harney in Trowbridge last April.

John Martin, 44, of Beech Grove, pleaded guilty to ABH when he appeared before magistrates last year. James was released on conditional bail until April 23.