Chinley player denies assault

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A Chinley footballer has pleaded not guilty to committing grievous bodily harm on the pitch, a court heard.

Ryan King, of Midland Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, denied wounding Thomas Pritchett in Chinley at High Peak Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

King, 25, was playing for Chinley FC when the alleged assault took place on September 14. Grindleford FC’s Pritchett, 23, suffered a broken leg during the match. King will face trial at Derby Crown Court on March 3.