Trial date set

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AN Amble man will now face trial for a domestic assault later this month.

Derek John Lazenby, of Coquetdale, appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court for trial last Wednesday.

The case was adjourned as the defence received documents relating to the trial late and were made aware of a new witness.

The 38-year-old is charged with assaulting Shannon Hamberg in Amble on Friday, March 2.

Lazenby will now appear on Thursday, May 31, at 2pm.

He is on conditional bail to reside at the address in Coquetdale, not to contact the complainant and not to go into Charles Road in Amble.