A MAN accused of smashing his ex-girlfriend’s front door with a baseball bat will stand trial at crown court.
Dieter Turgoose is said to have shouted through the door of the woman’s home, in Boldon Colliery, that he was going to “petrol bomb” the house.
The 34-year-old appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court facing charges of possessing an offensive weapon, causing criminal damage and using threatening behaviour.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges and magistrates declined jurisdiction of the case.
Turgoose, of Hall Gardens, West Boldon, will be back at the court on May 6, when the case will be transferred to Newcastle Crown Court.
He was granted bail on condition that he stays out of Boldon Colliery, does not contact witnesses and lives at Hall Gardens.