Highlands & Islands

'Attack' in Help for Heroes horse-drawn ambulance bid

A man involved in an attempt to drive a replica WWI ambulance from Cornwall to John O'Groats has been accused of a racially aggravated assault.

Michael Davies, 61, of Bursledown, Southampton, appeared from custody at Wick Sheriff Court on Thursday afternoon.

He denied assaulting a member of the charity bid's support team 10 miles (16km) from the finish on Wednesday.

The horse-drawn ambulance drive is in aid of Help for Heroes.

Mr Davies is alleged to have assaulted the support team member Fahd el Tawil and attempted to punch him in Main Street, Keiss.

He has denied the charges and also denied shouting and swearing and making racial comments.

Mr Davies was bailed to appear again at Wick Sheriff Court for his trial on 27 September.

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