East Coast man on trial for wounding allegation

UPDATE: The jury has been relieved until tomorrow morning, when the Crown expects to deliver its opening address.

EARLIER: AN East Coast man is contesting an allegation that he wounded another man using a knife or similar implement.

Kurt Douglas Brimfield, of St Helens, pleaded not guilty in the Launceston Supreme Court today to one count of wounding.

The Crown has accused Mr Brimfield of having wounded the complainant by striking him to the arm with a knife or similar instrument, on January 17, 2013, at St Helens.

The jury, before Justice Robert Pearce, has been empanelled.

The Crown will give its opening address this afternoon.