A NEWCASTLE Emlyn man is to stand trial accused of stalking another man.

Christopher Hardy, aged 34, appeared before Judge Geraint Walters at Swansea crown court on Friday (September 7) for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Hardy, of Penlon, Pentrecagal, denied stalking his alleged victim between December 2017 and July 2018 by repeatedly contacting him, going to his home, writing to him and leaving items for him.

A two-day trial will begin on December 11 and Hardy, who told the court he did not need a barrister and would represent himself, was granted bail until then.