A pair of prisoners are accused of giving a fellow inmate a black eye.

Zakhery Bradbury, 26, and Andrew Smith, 27, are said by prosecutors to have caused Harpreet Sidhu actual bodily harm in HMP Bullingdon on January 22 last year.

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Appearing before Oxford Crown Court on Thursday morning, Bradbury, of Stakes Road, Waterlooville, and Smith, of Swifen, near Lichfield, pleaded not guilty to ABH.

Judge Nigel Daly granted both men bail to return to court on October 17 for the trial.

The case is expected to last around three to four days.

The offence of causing actual bodily harm which both men face carries a maximum sentence of five years when the case is tried in the crown court.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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