Three members of the same family have appeared before a judge accused of carrying out a serious assault on a man last year.

Michael, Martin and Amanda Saunders are charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Peter Gallagher.

Michael, 51, Martin, 24, and Amanda, 20, are also accused of causing grievous bodily harm in relation to the alleged attack on Friday, November 29.

No charges were formally put to them and they did not enter pleas during the brief hearing at Swindon Crown Court.

Judge Douglas Field adjourned the case to Friday, September 12, and released Martin and Michael, of Ainsworth Road, Park South, Swindon, and Amanda, of Labour In Vain Hill, Cherhill, Calne, on conditional bail.