A MAN has denied an attempted murder charge after appearing at the crown court.

Luke Mackrory, of Mallard Way, Aldermaston, is set to face trial next year in connection with an incident in Caversham.

The 27-year-old, who appeared via video link from HMP Bullingdon, denied attempted murder, as well as carrying a knife and a meat cleaver.

Police were called to Rhine Close at around 4.30pm on October 31 after a woman was allegedly attacked.

Investigating officers said at the time that the 50-year-old woman was taken to hospital as a result of the incident.

A trial date has been fixed for April 23 next year.