AN OSWESTRY man will stand trial this summer after denying intending to cause grievous bodily harm and racially-aggravated assault following an incident at the Boars Head last month.

Michael McGuire, 19 from Park Hall Caravan Site in Oswestry, appeared at Shrewsbury Crown court – sitting at Telford Justice Centre – on Friday, February 9.

He was charged in January with affray; an attempt to commit grievous bodily harm; common assault; criminal damage; dangerous driving and possession of an offensive weapon.


He was also charged with racially aggravated assault related to an incident where a van was driven at the Boars Head pub building and staff in the early hours of Sunday, January 7. He also denies that offence.

The incident was captured on film and went viral on social media.  

McGuire will face a three-day trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Monday, June 17 and was remanded back into custody by Judge Laura Hobson.