A man is to stand trial accused of opening fire with imitation firearms at customers sat outside a Norfolk pub.

Charlie Jones, 25, has been charged with two counts of possessing an imitation firearm and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

It follows an incident at the Crown Hotel in Watton on May 17 this year when customers at the pub were shot at with imitation weapons, resulting in some customers needing hospital treatment.

Jones, from High Street, Watton, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday when he denied two counts of possessing imitation firearms - namely a black handgun and a black shotgun - as well as two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Norwich Crown CourtNorwich Crown Court (Image: Peter Walsh, Newsquest) A trial date of December 1 2025 has been fixed at King's Lynn Crown Court by Recorder Michael Turner.

The case was listed for pre-trial review on November 27 2025.

Jones was granted bail on a number of conditions, including that he does not go within 50 metres of the Crown Hotel in Watton.

He must also not contact the alleged victims in the case directly or indirectly and must stay at an address in Lancaster Avenue, Carbrooke, between 7pm and 10am.

He did however admit an offence of being in possession of cannabis on May 17 this year and was fined £50.