NIGEL Felton, the former business partner of marathon veteran and gym owner Mike Buss, has had a charge of assaulting his former colleague during a spat last year dismissed.

Felton, 39, of The Common in Purton, was released on unconditional bail pending a trial to take place at Chippenham Magistrates Court on September 1.

It was alleged that on October 16 last year, an incident occurred between Felton and Mr Buss at the Mike Buss Fitness Centre.

Two witnesses who were at the gym at the time of the fight were to give evidence, along with Mr Buss himself.

In September, the Justice's Chief Executive took the decision to discontine the case due to a lack of evidence