A MAN charged with stalking a woman, assaulting her and stealing her underwear appeared in court yesterday.

Ronald Pollitt, of Peterley Road, Oxford, was at Oxford Crown Court faced with four counts - two thefts, one assault and another of stalking. They all relate to incidents involving one woman between September and October this year at Iffley Road and Barns Road, Oxford.

The 55-year old had already pleaded not guilty to stalking, and to two counts of theft at Oxford Magistrates' Court.

He has not yet entered a plea to common assault.

A provisional trial date has now been set for March 25.