Shepton Mallet pensioner "struck in the face in road rage incident"
A MAN has appeared in court following an alleged road rage incident in Shepton Mallet where a pensioner was struck in the face.
Shane Steven Amos, aged 38, of Bath Road, Willsbridge, Bristol, appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates sitting at Yeovil.
He pleaded not guilty to assaulting Roger Allsopp by beating him during the alleged incident on August 27.
Prosecutor Emma Chetland said that the allegation arose after the defendant allegedly got out of his vehicle at a set of traffic lights and struck the victim in the face through his open car window, knocking his glasses off.
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A pretrial review was conducted and the case was adjourned until February 4 when the defendant must return to the court to stand trial.
Until his next court appearance he was released on unconditional bail.