Man denies Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson assault

MP Stewart Jackson MP Stewart Jackson said the accused man had thrown a beer bottle at a bus shelter

A man has denied assaulting a Peterborough MP during an incident in the city on Saturday.

Ivans Karanovs, 20, a Latvian from the Sandford area of the city, was charged with common assault after Conservative MP Stewart Jackson was injured.

Mr Jackson said he was trying to make a citizen's arrest after seeing the accused vandalise a bus shelter.

Mr Karanovs also denied criminal damage and was bailed to reappear at the city's magistrates' court in October.

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