New Year's Day attempted murder accused appears in court

By David Parker | 13/03/2019

New Year's Day attempted murder accused appears in court

A MAN accused of an attempted murder on New Year’s Day in Rotherham has appeared in court.

Jake Bartholemew-Mann (24), of Romney Close, Flanderwell, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court, via videolink from Doncaster Prison, for a pre-trial hearing today (Wednesday).

Bartholemew-Mann pleaded not guilty at a previous hearing to attempting to murder Neil Pearce in Rotherham on the evening of January 1.

He has also pleaded not guilty to one count of possession of an offensive weapon in public.

The date of his four-day trial was delayed by a day until April 2.

The defendant spoke only to confirm his name and to confirm he understood today’s proceedings.

He was remanded into custody.

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