Tees

Pepper spray couple in court over pub toilet claim

A couple who were pepper-sprayed by police after a barman allegedly caught them in a pub toilet together have appeared in court.

Lee Hops, 30, and Hayley McClory, 23, faced Newton Aycliffe magistrates over an incident at the Stanley Jefferson pub in Bishop Auckland in January.

The pair, of Farm Close, Bishop Auckland, deny public order offences and resisting arrest.

Ms McClory denies assaulting a police officer but admits criminal damage.

They were granted unconditional bail and a trial at the same court was set for June.

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