A trial date has been set for an Isle of Wight man accused of nine offences, including four counts of assaulting emergency workers.

Matthew Lewendon, of Fort Street, Sandown, appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court via video link from HMP Albany on February 16.

He previously entered not guilty pleas to nine charges.

Mr Lewendon is accused of sending communication conveying a threatening message; assault by beating; possession of a controlled class B drug; four counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker; criminal damage and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He is due to stand trial on March 6.

He has been remanded in custody until that date.