A NEWTOWN man faces multiple trials later this year – including separate ones on the same day – after denying a string of offences, including assaulting three police officers.

Phillip Malcolm Jones, 65, denies seven offences in total. Jones, of Heol-y-Coleg, Newtown, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting detention officer Jill Powell at Newtown Police Station on March 22 this year.

He denies assaulting Dyfed Powys Police officers PC Woosnam and PC John on the same date. He has also pleaded not guilty to being drunk and disorderly in the Heol y Coleg area on that date.

He is also accused of being drunk and disorderly in Broad Street, Newtown, on March 31. He also denies assaulting Joshua Ross on that day and also denies using threatening behaviour towards Tristan Jackson in Newtown on September 23 last year.

Jones appeared in custody at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, April 4.

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He had been granted conditional bail in relation to the March 22 incidents but was arrested last Friday and remanded into custody on Saturday following the incidents the day before.

Jones was remanded in custody until the first of his trial dates, which will take place on April 24. This is when the March 31 charges will be heard, as well as the September 23 incident.

A trial for assaulting the three officers and March 22 drunk and disorderly charge will be heard on May 22.