Donovan Bradley Kitching, aged 38, currently living at probation accommodation Tromode House, has pleaded not guilty to common assault.

The offence is alleged to have been committed on February 1 and involve a prison officer while Mr Kitching was serving a sentence at the Isle of Man prison.

He was represented in court by advocate David Reynolds.

A pre-trial review will be held in summary court on October 18.

Mr Kitching, originally from St John’s, was jailed for 10 years in October 2014 after he admitted knocking down a woman who was out walking with her family on the Tholt-y-Will road.

Bail was granted in the sum of £500.