AN AMMANFORD man has argued that an incident which reportedly left another man with multiple jaw fractures was self-defence.

David Williams, 45, of River Way, appeared at Swansea Crown Court via video link charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and an alternative offence of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

The charges related to an incident in Ammanford on September 10.

Williams pleaded not guilty to both charges.

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“The issue in this case is self-defence,” Hywel Davies, representing Williams, said.

Mr Davies said the complainant approached the address Williams was staying in, and “became aggressive”.

He said that Williams admitted “there was a single punch”, but in self-defence, before he closed the door. The defendant denied kicking the complainant.

Hannah George, prosecuting, said the complainant sustained “two fractures to the jaw and abrasions to the face”.

She added that the complainant believed that he was, at one stage, rendered unconscious.

Williams will stand trial at Swansea Crown Court on January 22.