Leeds United footballer Mallik Wilks to go on trial accused of violent disorder and assault

Mallik Wilkes appeared at Leeds Crown Court
Mallik Wilkes appeared at Leeds Crown Court

Leeds United footballer Mallik Wilks will go on trial next year accused of assault and violent disorder, a judge has ruled.

Wilks, 19, appeared at Leeds Crown Court today where he pleaded not guilty to two offences relating to an alleged incident at the Leeds West Indian Carnival in August 2017.

The footballer - who is currently on loan at Doncaster Rovers - stood in the dock wearing a white shirt with a thin black tie and black trousers for the 10 minute hearing.

He spoke to confirm his name, address, date of birth and nationality and then to enter his pleas.

Wilks, of Austhorpe Lane, Leeds, denied one charge of violent disorder and another of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Both offences are alleged to have taken place on August 28 2017.

Judge Christopher Batty gave the footballer unconditional bail and said he will go on trial at the same court on July 1 next year.

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