Man Denies Assaulting Photographer At Fraser Anning Press Conference
A Sydney man has pleaded not guilty to intimidating a reporter and assaulting a photographer after a Fraser Anning press conference.
Max Towns was charged in April after an altercation with a News Corp photographer in Cronulla, where it's alleged his camera equipment was knocked to the ground and his shirt was torn.
Towns, 19, on Thursday had his first mention before a registrar at Sutherland Local Court, where his lawyer entered pleas of not guilty to the charges of intimidation and common assault.
Police allege Towns made intimidatory comments to a female journalist and assaulted photographer Dylan Robinson when he tried to intervene.
It followed a press conference in which Senator Anning announced the Conservative National Party candidate for the prime minister's seat of Cook and part of his NSW ticket for the Senate.
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