A young man from Royal Wootton Bassett has denied threatening three others in the wake of a stabbing in the town.

William Price, 23, of Old Court, Wootton Bassett, appeared before Swindon Magistrates’ Court this week charged with using threatening behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence to two men and a woman on Saturday, September 12.

The Adver understands the incident is connected to a stabbing in Rylands Way last Thursday that left a man fighting for his life. Another man has been charged with wounding with intent following that attack.

Appearing in court via video link from Gablecross police station, Price pleaded not guilty to the public order offence and a separate charge of being in possession of a knife in Edgeware Road, Swindon town centre, on June 15.

He was granted bail by the magistrates. He will stand trial on the offensive weapon charge at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on November 30. The public order allegation was adjourned for a case hearing on January 20, 2021.

As he was taken down, Price thanked the magistrates for bailing him. He said: “I really appreciate what you’ve done today. Thank you.”