A MAN accused of assaulting a police officer while at Oxford Railway Station has pleaded not guilty to the offence at court.

Dawit Habte appeared at Oxford Crown Court yesterday facing one count of assaulting an emergency worker.

Prosecutors claim that the 29-year-old of no fixed abode assaulted the police officer while at the city's railway station.

The offence is claimed to have taken place on January 2 this year.

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At the brief hearing Habte - who spoke with the aid of an interpreter - pleaded not guilty to the single count that he faces.

Presiding Judge Peter Ross went on to adjourn the case for a trial.

That trial is expected to be held at the same court on November 25 of this year.

Habte was released on bail to await that hearing, with a condition not go to Oxford Railway Station.

The maximum sentence for the alleged offence, were he to be convicted after his trial, is up to 12 months in prison, of which half would be served behind bars.