Assault denial

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A MAN has appeared in court to deny charges of assaulting a primary school headteacher.

Martin Brooks, 34, of Bury Road, Thetford, pleaded not guilty to assaulting Dr Andrew Sheppard at Redcastle Family School when he appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court last Thursday.

Brooks also denied a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour in relation to an incident on May 4.