A TRIAL date has now been set for a man accused of sexually assaulting a traffic warden in Worcester by slapping her bum.

Adam Crisp, of Aspen Croft, Stafford appeared at Worcester Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday). He had already denied the sexual assault, alleged to have taken place in Worcester city centre, when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester in January.

The suited defendant pleaded not guilty to sexual assault of a female on August 20, 2019. The trial has now been placed in a warned list which means it will be heard as soon as Worcester Crown Court can accommodate it after November 22 this year.

We reported the case at magistrates court when Shafquat Reaz, prosecuting, said the charge related to an alleged sexual assault in Worcester city centre when the defendant is alleged to have 'approached her and, without warning, slapped her bottom'.

Magistrates had accepted jurisdiction for the case. Crisp opted to have the trial heard by judge and jury at the crown court.

Crisp remains on unconditional bail.