Man accused of wielding chainsaw and axe during argument due to go on trial

PUBLISHED: 14:16 29 September 2020 | UPDATED: 14:55 29 September 2020

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

The trial of a Colchester man accused of swinging a chainsaw over his head and brandishing an axe during an argument is expected to take place next summer.

Before Ipswich Crown Court today for a plea and trial preparation hearing was Donald Herlihy, 51 of Smiths Field, Colchester.

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He pleaded not guilty to two offences of having an article with a blade in Smiths Field, namely a chainsaw and an axe on June 2 this year.

Judge David Pugh said Herlihy’s trial which is expected to last two or three days will take place during a two week warned list commencing June 21.

Herlihy is on unconditional bail.

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