A General Election candidate appeared in court today accused of assault.
Don Jerrard, 65, is charged with attacking a man who came to deliver legal papers to his house last August.
Mr Jerrard is well-known in political circles as he stood for election in May in Portsmouth South representing the party he helped set up, the Justice and Anti-Corruption Party.
He was originally going to stand for election representing Ukip in Fareham but pulled out of his campaign over the party’s handling of its county organiser Paul Lovegrove’s criminal past.
Mr Jerrard, of Petersfield Road, Liss, also served many years as a parish councillor. He ran for the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner job in 2012.
The former business lawyer is appearing for trial today at Wimbledon Magistrates Court. He denies the charge of assault.