South Shields man denies communications charge

A South Shields man has denied a communications charge during a court appearance at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Monday, 13th July 2020, 6:30 pm
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 6:31 pm
Lewis Jenkins appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court
Lewis Jenkins appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

Lewis Jenkins has denied the lone charge of sending, by a public communications network, a message that was grossly offensive or of indecent, obscene or menacing character on Friday, January 24, contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

The 21-year-old, of Carrol Walk, South Shields, spoke only to confirm his name, age and address before entering a plea of not guilty.

Jenkins, who wore a shirt and tie with a dark navy jacket, will now appear at the court for a trial on Friday, September 4.

South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

During the short hearing on Monday, July 13, Jenkins was represented by defence solicitor David Forrester.

Jenkins was told he must appear at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on September 4 or the case could be heard in his absence.

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