A MAN has appeared in court accused of stabbing a woman in the head.

George Hassall, 22, is said by prosecutors to have used a folding knife to stab his former partner a number of times in front of passers-by at Coley Park on November 24 last year.

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Appearing before Oxford Crown Court on Friday [January 7], Hassall, of Burghclere, Hampshire, entered no pleas to allegations of wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.

Judge Maria Lamb remanded him in custody and provisionally fixed his trial to start on May 18 at the Oxford court.

The assault allegedly took place in Wensley Road, Reading.

Police and ambulance crews rushed to the scene just after 2pm on Wednesday, November 24 following reports of an incident in the west-Reading estate.

An air ambulance crew was also deployed to the scene, where an 18-year-old woman was given medical attention.

She was taken to hospital for treatment but her injuries were said not to be life-threatening.

One man was arrested following the incident and police said they believed the alleged victim and the alleged attacker were known to each other.

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