A MAN accused of having knives on him while arguing with door staff at a nightclub in South Tyneside will have his case heard at crown court.
Roman Goodwin appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court facing a charge of possessing a bladed article in a public place.
The 36-year-old is said to have had two kitchen knives in his pocket when arrested outside Roxanne’s in Ocean Road, South Shields, on Saturday.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge, and magistrates asked for the trial to be held at Newcastle Crown Court.
Goodwin, of St Agatha’s Close, Durham, also pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.
Both cases will be heard in Newcastle on April 26.
He was granted bail until then on the condition that he stays out of South Tyneside, except for court appearances.
He must also report to police twice a week, and stay indoors between 7pm and 7am every day.