Man appears in court accused of trying to murder his partner in Denmead pub car park
A MAN has appeared in court charged with attempting to murder his partner by starting a fire in a car in a pub car park.
Gary Travers, 42, of no fixed address, is accused of trying to kill Georgina Ingall inside an Audi TT at mid-morning on Christmas Eve last year in the car park at the White Hart pub in Hambledon Road, Denmead.
Dressed in a buttoned-up polo shirt, Travers today spoke only to deny the charge and confirm his identity at Portsmouth Crown Court.
Travers was remanded into custody ahead of his trial on May 18.
Adjourning the trial, judge Timothy Mousley QC said: 'The date you need to remember is the 18th of May, which is fixed for the trial now.'
He added: 'In the meantime you will be remanded in custody.'
The trial is expected to last four days.