A MAN accused of brandishing a piece of wood as a weapon will stand trial.
David Smith was at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court facing a charge of possessing an offensive weapon.
The 25-year-old also faces charges of using threatening behaviour and resisting or obstructing a police officer, over an alleged incident in Sunderland Road, South Shields, on September 6.
He pleaded not guilty, and will be back at the court on January 10 for his trial.
Smith, of Sea Winnings Way, South Shields, was granted unconditional bail until then.