Mr. Chris Chalkley attended court on 9th October to answer the charge set out below. Whilst admitting that he had painted the sign in question, he pleaded not guilty to criminal damage. Mr. Chalkley must return to the Magistrates Court at 9.45am on 26th November, when the trial date will be set. Mr. Chalkley was either unwilling or unable to announce his defence counsel in court. This will be announced in due course, said Mr. Chalkley.