A SHEPTON Mallet man accused of harassing his estranged wife and another man has been ordered to stand trial by the courts next year.
Janusz Cieslak, aged 35, of Down Street, appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates at Yeovil assisted by a Polish interpreter.
He was charged that between February 2 and October 9 at Shepton Mallet he pursued a course of conduct amounting to the harassment of Aneta Cieslak by turning up at her home address and place of work, being found in the rear of her car and sending her unwanted text and phone messages.
He was further alleged between the same dates to have pursued a course of conduct amounting to the harassment of Piotr Janusz in that he sat outside his home address in a car and turned up at his address uninvited.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to both allegations and following a review of the case it was adjourned until April 14 for a trial to take place.
Until his next court appearance Cieslak was released on bail with conditions not to contact Mrs Cieslak directly or indirectly except through a third party for the purpose of child contact; must not contact other named witnesses; must not go to a specified address in Great Ostry, Shepton Mallet and must not be found in the gardens of York Mews in Shepton Mallet.