A MAN has denied assault occasioning actual bodily harm after a man was knocked out at a Worcester bar.

Jake Toriyen had already pleaded not guilty to the alleged attack at Alexander's bar in New Street, Worcester, when he appeared for a pre-trial review before Judge Jim Tindal at Worcester Crown Court yesterday.

The 20-year-old of Henwick Road, Worcester, has indicated he will say he was acting in self-defence during the incident at the bar on March 17 this year when the complainant was knocked unconscious with a punch.

The trial is scheduled to take place at Worcester Crown Court on April 30 next year with a time estimate of two days.

Toriyen was granted unconditional bail.