A MAN accused of assaulting a 77-year-old pensioner has appeared in court.
Conor Hodgkins, 28, of Buriton Street, Portsmouth, appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
He is accused of assaulting the elderly man in Hayling Avenue, Baffins, at about noon on April 11.
Hodgkins is also accused of assaulting police officers who tried to arrest him.
He is charged with using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm, or distress; two charges of assault occasioning them actual bodily harm; two charges of assault by beating of an emergency worker, and three charges of common assault of an emergency worker.
Hodgkins also faces a charge of racially or religiously-aggravated intentional harassment, alarm, or distress.
He has been remanded into custody until his next appearance at Portsmouth Crown Court on May 20.