Court told police constable was hit

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A man - charged with assaulting a constable in the line of duty and damaging his radio causing £100 worth of damage - appeared before Calderdale Magistrates Court via video link to HMP Leeds.

Martin McCann is alleged to have targeted the officer in question at Dinley Avenue, Todmorden, on April 13.

The criminal damage charge applies to the same date.

The defendant, who lives in Birmingham, pleaded not guilty to both charges at a previous hearing.

McCann was remanded in custody and will appear back in court on August 5.