A MAN is to stand trial in connection with a violent incident at a house on Christmas Eve where it was reported a woman was assaulted and a samurai sword was seized by police.

Tony Scott Hill, aged 36, of Flaxfield Road, Beaminster, appeared before Bournemouth Crown Court yesterday to deny charges.

He pleaded not guilty to common assault, wounding with intent, attempted wounding with intent, threatening a person with an offensive weapon and possession of an offensive weapon in a private place.

As previously reported, police and ambulance crews were called to a property on Flaxfield Road in Beaminster at 9.54pm on Sunday, December 24, following reports of a disturbance.

Dorset Police said the incident involved four adults, all known to each other, and it is reported that an assault took place inside the property, in which a 19-year-old woman sustained a minor injury to her hand.

It was reported that a man who was arrested required medical attention and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A samurai sword was seized by the police.

Hill was remanded in custody until a case management hearing on February 15.

A trial date has been set for June 11.