A man accused of threatening staff at Hinchingbrooke Hospital with a gun is to stand trial next year.

Roy Rickard, 72, of Little Staughton, appeared at Luton Crown Court on Monday (October 14) where he denied two firearms offences. He will face trial on March 4, 2014.

On March 23 the Huntingdon hospital was locked down for three hours following an alleged gun scare.