Man denies attempted murder at Bowburn Hall Hotel wedding
A man has denied attempted murder after a woman was knocked down by a car at a wedding in County Durham.
Police said a woman in her 50s was left with "serious injuries" at Bowburn Hall Hotel, near Durham City, on 24 August.
Ben Ashman, from Houghton-le-Spring, also denies attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent on another woman and a man at the event.
The 36-year-old was remanded in custody after a brief hearing at Newcastle Crown Court.
In total he denied eight offences, including dangerous driving, assault, criminal damage of a Nissan Juke and failing to provide a breath sample.
He is due to appear in court again next month for a pre-trial hearing.
A trial lasting seven days has been scheduled for February.