A POWYS man accused of harassing his ex-partner will be remanded in custody until his trial which is due to take place later this year.

Joshua New, 28, entered not guilty pleas to a total of four charges when he appeared at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court this week.

New, of Lower Canal Road, Newtown, is accused of harassing his former partner between April 5 and May 3; it is said he repeatedly made calls threatening her.

New is also accused of breaching a restraining order on three separate occasions.


He is accused of contacting her via Snapchat on April 5; via WhatsApp on April 28; and with various phone calls on May 3.

New, appearing from custody, denied all four charges.

Prosecutor Helen Tench and Geraint Parry, representing New, agreed the case was suitable for summary trial, but said the case would likely be sent to the crown court for sentence if New is convicted.

Mr Parry said his client strongly denies all allegations.

Magistrates told New his trial would take place at Welshpool on July 1. They remanded him in custody until next Tuesday, May 14, when he will appear again for a further remand hearing.