Welwyn Garden City man to stand trial

PUBLISHED: 13:23 24 January 2018

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A Welwyn Garden City man is to stand trial after denying four charges in relation to his late wife.

Brian Henry, 54, of Blythway, appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on January 16.

He faces two charges of repeatedly engaging in behaviour, which was controlling and coercive, namely verbally abusing and behaving threateningly towards Susan Pickford, causing her to fear violence.

The two alleged offences relate to the period between December 29 2015 and August 15 last year.

Henry is also accused of racially aggravated assaults by beating on August 4 and August 15 last year.

Henry has denied all four charges.

His case has been sent for trial at St Albans Crown Court on February 16.

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