A LLANDEILO man has denied domestically abusing a woman.

The man – who we are not naming to protect the identity of the complainant – appeared at Swansea Crown Court facing two charges against the same woman.

The 44-year-old pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and strangulation, both dated from September 7.

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Matthew Murphy, defending, said the man claimed the woman was “the physical offender” and that he had been acting in self-defence.

He added that the man denied the strangulation had taken place.

Judge Paul Thomas set a trial date of January 17, and remanded the man in to custody.