Man in court on assault charge

A HUNMANBY man has appeared in court charged with assault.

Ian Newall, of Bridlington Street, appeared before Scarborough Magistrates’ Court to face the charge.

The 55-year-old is alleged to have assaulted a man in Hunmanby on January 1.

Newall appeared in court without any legal representation.

He asked magistrates for an adjournment to give him time to speak to his solicitor and arrange legal aid.

Prosecuting Katy Varlow said: “I cannot object to an adjournment as this is quite a serious assault allegation.

“He is said to have hit someone with a walking stick in a public place.

“Perhaps it is not his fault that legal aid forms have not been arranged before now.

“I would not have any objections to allowing him more time.”

Magistrates granted Newall’s application and his case has been adjourned until February 11, when he is due back at Magistrates court in Scarborough.

Newall was granted bail until February 11.