A man has appeared in court charged on three counts of assault.

Jordan Armstrong (19) of Tyne View Close in Haydon Bridge, was accused of racially or religiously aggravated common assault, two counts of assault by beating, and sending a communication conveying false information. Armstrong pleaded not guilty to all charges.

At a hearing at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court today, the trial was adjourned until later this month.

Armstrong will be on conditional bail until the trial resumes on May 21.