A 44-YEAR-OLD Rastrick man has appeared in court over allegations that he misled elderly householders about a council tax re-evaluation scheme.

Jack Henry, of Dewsbury Road, faces a series of charges contrary to the Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

The full details of the charges were not read out in court yesterday, but they are understood to include engaging in a commercial practice which involved a misleading action.

The offences relate to incidents at various locations including Lepton and Gildersome between August, 2009, and September, 2010.

Henry’s lawyer indicated that he would be pleading not guilty to all the charges and a trial date was fixed for January 3 next year.

Following the hearing at Bradford Crown Court Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC granted Henry bail with a condition that he must not contact directly or indirectly any of the prosecution witnesses.

Henry’s trial is expected to last about two weeks.