Trial date set for lodge pair

A COUPLE are to go on trial after an alleged incident when the city council repossessed the Arts Lodge.

Saturday, 18th March 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:20 am

Mark Lewis, 48, and Alison Brett, 51, both of Clarence Parade, Southsea, have previously appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

Now magistrates have set a two-day trial for June 7 and 8 at the same court.

It comes after an alleged incident when the city council repossessed the Arts Lodge in Victoria Park in February.

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Lewis ran Art and Soul Traders, which ran the centre.

He is charged with two assaults on a constable, and using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke violence on February 7. Brett denies one charge of assaulting a PC. Lewis denies the charges against him.