A man has been released on bail after he denied a string of suspicious incidents in the Portswood area of Southampton.

Mamadou Sadio Diallo appeared at Southampton Magistrates’ Court today after being charged with three counts of assault and one count of possessing a sharp-pointed article in a public place.

The charges come after police were made aware of three sightings overnight on Monday and Tuesday of a man acting suspiciously.

It was reported that a man had been seen threatening two young women with a pair of scissors and acting in a verbally abusive manner.

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Diallo, 31, of Mayfair Drive, Newburym pleaded not guilty to all four charges.

He was produced from custody but has now been given conditional bail.

One of the assaults and the possession of a bladed article charge were committed to Southampton Crown Court on December 15.

He will next appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on November 24 where he is facing the two remaining counts of assault.