A Kings Somborne man has denied the charge of neglecting a child.

Taylor Bird, of Hunter Close, has been charged with the wilful assault, ill treatment, neglect or abandonment of a child in Barton Stacey.

The 24-year-old appeared at Winchester Crown Court to enter a not guilty plea on December 23.

The Recorder of Winchester, Judge Cutler CBE, remanded Bird on unconditional bail, with a trial date set for June 1.