A trial date has been set for a man accused of racially abusing a BBC journalist.

Russell Rawlingson, 50, appeared in court on Monday charged with public order offences after the incident involving BBC reporter Sima Kotecha.

Rawlingson denied causing racially-aggravated alarm or distress to Ms Kotecha at Leicester Crown Court.

The BBC correspondent said she and her team were subjected to "racist and abusive behaviour" on May 10 while preparing to broadcast from Leicester city centre.

The segment, which was due to broadcast reaction from the city to Boris Johnson's speech to the nation, was cancelled - and the alleged incident was reported to police.

Rawlingson, of Glenfield Road, Leicester, was granted conditional bail until his three-day trial at the same court on September 3.