A MAN has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent following an assault outside a pub on Boxing Day.

Tyler John Willmott, of Chaytor Terrace, Fishburn, County Durham, is alleged to have assaulted a 22-year-old man outside the Black Lion pub, in Sedgefield, at around 7pm.

Mr Willmott, 26, did not enter a plea when he appeared before magistrates in Newton Aycliffe today (Friday, January 24).

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The case was committed to Durham Crown Court.

Mr Willmott’s application for bail was refused and he will remain in custody until Friday, February 7, when a case management hearing will take place.