A MAN has denied strangling and assaulting a woman in Pembroke Dock.

Jonathon Stapleton, 43, of Marshall Road in Monkton, appeared at Swansea Crown Court charged with strangulation and battery.

Stapleton was alleged to have attacked and strangled a woman in Pembroke Dock on February 11.

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He pleaded not guilty to each of the charges.

The defendant was remanded back into custody, and Judge Daniel Williams set a trial date of August 1.