Man denies assault and possession of a letter opener deemed as a weapon in Hartlepool barbers

A Nigerian man denied assault and weapon charges over an incident in Hartlepool.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 9:56 pm
The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

Temitayo Adesanya, 37, faces a trial next year at Teesside Crown Court.

He denied assaulting a man by beating on October 6.

He also denied having a bladed article, a letter opener, in The Golden Scissors in Victoria Road, on the same day.

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Stephen Constantine, defending, said: “The issues are straight-forward self-defence and he denies possessing a bladed article.”

Adesanya, of Middleton Road, Hartlepool, had his bail extended until June 8.