A CHINESE takeaway worker has denied attacking a colleague with a disguised stun gun in the shop’s staff area.

Appearing at Durham Crown Court, Siu Kwon Liu, speaking with the assistance of a Cantonese interpreter, denied charges of possessing a disguised firearm, a stun flashlight, and assault causing actual bodily harm.

They arise from an alleged incident at Tung Fong Takeaway, in Meadowfield, near Durham, on July 9, 2017.

Mr Liu is alleged to have used the stun gun, which is disguised as a torch, to inflict injuries to the back of another man, in the toilet area at the rear of the premises, in Frederick Street North.

The case was adjourned for a three-day trial, starting at the court on Monday July 8.

Judge Christopher Prince granted Mr Liu bail to an address in Benson Road, Newcastle, with a condition not to contact the complainant and another witness in the case.

The court heard his passport has been surrendered to police pending the outcome of the trial.