A MAN has appeared in court to deny claims that he assaulted a woman.
Jon Ross Edwards, 21, is alleged to have beat a woman and damaged a microwave belonging to her.
He is also alleged to have caused harassment to the woman by breaching a restraining order she has against him.
Edwards, of Market Street, in Hetton, who was represented by defence solicitor Jason Smith, pleaded not guilty to all three charges during a short hearing at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.
He was granted conditional bail by district judge Roger Elsey.
Edwards will be back in court on Wednesday, April 22.