A TEENAGER accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on a Powys man will face a crown court trial later this year.

Joshua Davies, 19, appeared at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court on Wednesday, May 8, where he confirmed a not guilty plea to a charge of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Paul McCarley in Rhayader on June 28, 2022 – he would have been 17 at the time of the alleged offence.

Davies, of Alexander Street, Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, originally appeared at a hearing in Llandrindod Wells last month via video link, where he denied the offence.


Magistrates had committed the case to the crown court.

On Wednesday, Judge Simon Mills set the case down for a five-day trial, which will start on September 23. He was granted bail until that date.

James Dimaio, 35, who is a co-defendant in the case, was also due to appear at the Merthyr hearing but was not present at the hearing.

Another plea and trial preparation hearing for Dimaio has been fixed for May 22.