A CAPEL Hendre man accused of attacking and strangling a woman will now stand trial in the New Year.

Clive Tomlinson, 58, of Banc Y Ddraenen, was due to stand trial at Swansea Crown Court on December 6.

He was charged with assault by beating and intentional strangulation, which he denies.

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The offences refer to an alleged incident involving the same complainant on January 28 in Pensarn, Carmarthen.

However, the trial was unable to proceed, and was adjourned until January 23.