A WESTBURY man is accused of locking his girlfriend in her house during a campaign of physical and verbal abuse lasting several days.

Anthony Watson, 22, is said to have taken the teenager’s phone and keys after locking her in her flat last month.

Prosecutor Kate Prince told Swindon magistrates on Monday it was claimed Watson had assaulted the woman, accused her of being unfaithful, made repeated demands to see her phone and verbally abused her.

Police were called to the woman’s flat on April 29 after a passing youth allegedly saw her call for help from a window.

Watson is accused of damaging a neighbour’s shed roof as he fled from an open window.

Appearing before Swindon Magistrates’ Court, Watson, of Athelney Avenue, Westbury, entered no pleas to allegations of false imprisonment, causing actual bodily harm, assault by beating, theft of keys and a phone, and criminal damage.

Mark Glendenning, defending, said the allegations were disputed.

Magistrates bailed Watson to appear before Salisbury Crown Court on June 4 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.