A trial has been fixed for a Whitfield man charged with seizing a police officer by the throat.
Bernard Dowd allegedly committed the offence on January 27 on Whitfield Gardens, the street where he resides.
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He denies shouting, swearing and making threats before assaulting PC Jamie Thomson by seizing hold of his throat.
The 52-year-old pleaded not guilty and had a trial fixed for July by Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown.