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Man pleads not guilty to Shortlands coma attack

PUBLISHED: 17:26 19 September 2011

Bromley Magistrates Court

Bromley Magistrates Court

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A 24-year-old pleaded not guilty to an assault today which left a man in a coma.

Andrew Ellis, of Nightingale Road, Shortlands, appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court this morning (Friday) where he denied a charge of grievous bodily harm.

Victim Jamie McKechnie remains in a coma after being attacked on August 15.

The incident occurred in Beckenham Lane, near Shortlands Station.

Telecoms engineer Ellis was granted bail on condition that he does not contact Mr McKechnie.

He will appear back at Bromley Magistrates Court on October 28 where he will be committed for trial.

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