Kent

Man denies attacking ex-News of the World reporter in Kent

Former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan
Image caption Former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan runs The Castle Inn

An 18-year-old man has denied attacking a former News of the World journalist in his Kent pub.

Jake Clapson, of Clarendon Place, Dover, is accused of assaulting landlord Paul McMullan in The Castle Inn on Russell Street in June.

Mr Clapson pleaded not guilty to the charge at Margate Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A trial is expected to take place at Folkestone Magistrates' Court on 8 March.

Mr McMullan is a former features editor at the News of the World.

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