A man who was arrested following a violent disturbance at a historic pub has denied attempted murder.

Richard Bowser is alleged to have carried out the offence at the highest pub in Great Britain, the Tan Hill Inn, last month.

He was arrested at the venue, which lies on the Pennine Way in one of the remotest parts of the Yorkshire Dales and provides bed and breakfast as well as bar facilities.

The 46-year-old admitted possession of a revolver and a shotgun but denies possessing both weapons with intent to endanger life.

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He also pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of assault by beating following the disturbance on July 21 this year.

Judge Paul Watson KC, the Recorder of Middlesbrough, adjourned the short hearing until the date of his trial early next year.

Bowser, of Worcester Place, Bishop Auckland, was remanded in custody until his trial on January 8 next year.

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The injured man was taken to hospital by ambulance. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Tan Hill Inn is 1,732 feet above sea level and is situated between Upper Swaledale and Upper Teesdale. In heavy snowfall, it can be and has been cut off for days.

It regularly hosts music events and on the Friday of the alleged incident it was hosting a gig by Glamrockerz of Preston.