A MAN accused of beating a Labrador puppy to death and assaulting a woman in Oxford is due to appear in court today.

Callum Gerken, 27, of Stanton Road, Forest Hill, Oxford, was charged on Friday with one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, one count of assault by beating and one count of conveying a threatening message.

The charges are in connection with an incident in Saunders Road, Oxford, on Wednesday, April 3.

Gerken was remanded in custody and will appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court.