Accused man denies four assault charges

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A MAN arrested after a disturbance in Washington has appeared in court.

Police were called to Waterloo Walk in Usworth, at 3.15pm on Saturday following reports of a man threatening to harm himself.

Lewis Needham, 23, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, denied four charges of assault on dates from December 18 to March 8 when he appeared before city magistrates.

The charges against him were adjourned to July 11 and he was given conditional bail in the meantime.

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