LATEST: The trial of Sir Paul McCartney's brother has been delayed following a legal argument.

MIKE McCARTNEY is accused of sexual touching after an alleged incident in a Merseyside, England, pub in September 2004.

He reportedly touched the bottom of a 16-year-old waitress.

The 61-year-old - formerly a member of 1960s pop group THE SCAFFOLD - has the full backing of his older beatle brother, who fully expects his name to be cleared.

At Chester Crown Court, Judge ELGIN EDWARDS yesterday (21FEB06) delayed the swearing in of the presiding jury until this morning (22FEB06), when it is hoped the matter will be solved.