A SUSPECTED drug dealer accused of assaulting a man earlier this month and threatening him with a fake black handgun has appeared at court.
Louis Ingram (22), of Regent Street, Bradgate, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court last Monday charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of a knuckleduster, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of class B drugs with intent to supply.
The charges relate to an incident which happened on December 4 when Ingram is accused of being in possession of the knuckleduster in Greasbrough Street, Rotherham.
Ingram was remanded in custody and his case was sent for trial at Sheffield Crown Court where he will next appear on January 7.
A police spokeswoman said Ingram was charged after a warrant was executed at an address in Regent Street on December 7.
"Here they recovered a firearm, quantities of cash, around £5,000 worth of cannabis and a quantity of suspected class A drugs.
"We also recovered a knuckleduster."