A man alleged to have abused and threatened people in a house in Helston has appeared in custody before Truro magistrates.

David Brand, who gave his address as Milan Close, Biggin Hill, appeared at Truro Magistrates' Court this afternoon following an incident at his former home in Helston on Tuesday August 2.

Brand faced five allegations including being unfit whilst driving, but only one charge of assault by beating against three people was put to him by the court adviser.

The charge was that on August 2 at Helston, without reasonable excuse, he did an act, made a threat, that one of the people would die, and he repeatedly called her offensive names, which he was prohibited from doing because of a non-molestation order made in the Truro Family Court on May 20.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

After representations from the Crown Prosecution Service and Brand's representative, magistrates accepted jurisdiction for the case. However Brand elected trial by jury at Truro Crown Court.


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Brand was given conditional bail to appear at Truro Crown Court on September 2 at 10am. The conditions are he must not contact the three people named in the charge. He must live and sleep at his address in Biggin Hill. He must not enter Cornwall unless it is to meet his legal representative or on one occasion accompanied by a uniformed police officer to collect his belongings in storage. This will be monitored by the wearing of a tag.