A county councillor is to face trial after being charged with assaulting a woman.
Tony Kershaw appeared before Loughborough magistrates yesterday for the case to be heard, but it was adjourned to a later date, to ensure police and medical witnesses were available.
The 77-year-old has been suspended from County Hall's Conservative group pending the outcome of the case.
He has denied assaulting a woman in Anstey on May 2.Mr Kershaw was suspended from the Conservative group "without prejudice" when he was charged in May.
At the time he was chair of the county council's environment and transport scrutiny committee, and he has been a member of its cabinet.