TWO men will stand trial following allegations of assault and dangerous driving in Capel Hendre.

Brothers James Harty Senior, 39, and John Paul Harty, 33, appeared at Llanelli Magistrates Court on Thursday, where they denied all accusations made against them around an incident at Revs Motors, Capel Hendre, in October.

Harty Snr, of Hillfield Close, Middlesbrough, denied a charge of dangerous driving.

John Paul Harty, of Parc Yr Helig Road, Birchgrove, denied threatening and abusive behaviour, assault by beating, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Prosecuting, Matt Henson said: “The charges all involve an incident which took place on October 4, 2018, at Revs Motors, Capel Hendre.

Magistrates were told how the two men, along with 18-year-old James Harty Junior, had visited the garage and attempted to have repairs carried out on their vehicle.

The court was told that a disagreement then occurred between the men and staff at the the garage, causing the owner to ask all three to leave the premises.

Prosecutors alleged that during the course of the disagreement,

John Paul Harty made threats towards the owner and his staff along with members of the owner’s family as well as threatening to damage vehicles parked on the forecourt.

It was also alleged that when the trio decided to leave,

Harty Senior drove a van towards a member of staff, with the vehicle coming into contact with her legs.

The was told that a scuffle was alleged to have taken place involving the garage owner and James Paul Harty in which Harty brandished a weapon.

Representing both defendants, Mr Garner said: “You have heard the not guilty pleas. You may well feel it is only suitable to be heard at Crown Court.

“I anticipate that will be your decision and have nothing further to add.”

Both men will next appear at Swansea Crown Court on May 28.