A MAN will stand trial after denying criminal damage and assault.

Carl Hulme, of 125 Altway, Aintree, Sefton, pleaded not guilty to assaulting Tyler Morley and damaging a watch belonging to Benjamin Williams in Aberystwyth on 9 February when he appeared before Aberystwyth magistrates.

Hulme, 36, admitted a separate charge of assault. He will stand trial on 3 May.