The case against a Deeside man charged with wounding his partner has been sent to the crown court.

Defendant James Alexander Gibney, 30, of Church Hill in Connah’s Quay, appeared at North East Wales Magistrates’ Court at Mold.

He was originally charged with wounding Sophie Nash with intent to cause her GBH at Rhosymedre in January 2014.

But the prosecution withdrew the charge and replaced it with a straight wounding charge amid allegations that a laptop computer was thrown at her leaving a permanent scar to the face.

He is also charged with common assault upon her during an incident in September of this year at Glascoed Way in Summerhill.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to both charges and was bailed pending his next appearance at Mold Crown Court on January 25.

He is not to approach the complainant and child contact is to be made through a third party.