24 September 2015
Yeovil assault case adjourned for interpreter to be present
A Polish man accused of assaulting a male during an incident at Yeovil has had his case adjourned for an interpreter to be present.
Krsyszytof Bortnowski, 21, of Matthews Road, Yeovil, appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates at Yeovil.
He was charged with assaulting Liam Cousins by beating him on August 29 but did not enter a plea.
Prosecutor Emma Lenanton said that the alleged offence involved the defendant who was said to have kicked another male who was lying on the floor when police arrived at the scene.
Defending solicitor Greg Peters said that his client did not have sufficient command of the English language to take part in a court hearing so required the services of an interpreter.
The magistrates agreed to his application for an adjournment and ordered the defendant to return to the court on October 2 when he will be expected to enter his plea.
Until then Bortnowski was released on unconditional bail.