A punter’s throat was slashed in the toilets of a public house, a court has heard.
Alexander Lapinski, 57, of Aberdeen Road, Lancaster, appeared at Preston Crown Court by video link.
He denies wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article at the Pier Hotel, Morecambe on January 12.
The prosecution say he ‘deliberately’ drew a cut throat razor.
Defending, Paul Humphreys says he has a “reasonable excuse” for having the blade.
The Honorary Recorder of Preston, Judge Mark Brown, set his trial date for July 6 and remanded him into custody.