A man has denied attempted murder after an alleged knife attack in Flintshire.
Christopher Hall, 40, was allegedly attacked in Mold on 5 January.
A 31-year-old Liverpool man appeared at the town's crown court via a video link on Friday and pleaded not guilty.
The court heard a second man has been charged with wounding with intent in relation to the same incident and will appear before magistrates.
Judge Rhys Rowlands said he intended to tie both cases together, with a trial set for July.