A MAN appeared in court accused of assaulting his partner and making threats to kill her.
Paul Henderson, 26, of School Avenue, West Rainton, is alleged to have wounded the woman with intent to do her grievous bodily harm on June 10.
No charges were put to Henderson during a short preliminary hearing at Durham Crown Court.
Judge Christopher Prince adjourned the case until August 15 and set a trial date of October 2.
Henderson was remanded in custody in the meantime.