A WALNEY man has denied using a communications network to harass healthcare workers.

George David Bell, of Hogue Street, has been charged with using a public communications network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another person.

The offence is alleged to have happened between November 1 and April 1.

Bell, 54, pleaded not guilty at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court on Wednesday and will stand trial on September 9.

Bail conditions prevent him from contacting Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust employees.