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Buckley hit-and-run trial delayed

THE trial of a man who denies inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent following an alleged hit-and-run incident in Buckley has been delayed.

Defendant Damien Michael Smith, 35, was due to go on trial at Mold Crown Court this week but there was insufficient court time.

Judge Niclas Parry rebailed him today (Friday) pending a new trial date in December.

Smith has pleaded not guilty to GBH with intent and an alternative GBH charge on his partner’s brother Lee Stanley, 39.

It follows allegations Mr Stanley was struck by a Ford Mondeo on March 16, ended up on the windscreen and was thrown onto the rear windscreen of a parked Vauxhall Corsa before falling onto the road at Jubilee Road in Buckley.

Smith, of Durham Road in Blacon, Chester, was bailed on the condition he lives at his home address.

He is also banned from entering North Wales apart from to attend court.

Mr Stanley was taken to hospital with a large cut to his head which needed 18 stitches, eight rib fractures, a bruised lung and a broken bone in his neck.