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Man denies alleged Lake District robbery

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN accused of a Lake District robbery has appeared at Carlisle Crown Court.

Shane Ian Harper, 27, denied two charges during a short hearing in front of Judge James Adkin. Harper appeared in court over a video link from custody.

He entered a plea of not guilty to one charge which alleges that he robbed Adam Botha of a mobile phone and a set of car keys. This follows an alleged incident in the Borrowdale area, near Keswick.

Harper further denied the alleged aggravated taking of a Vauxhall Insignia, which is also said to have been damaged before it was recovered.

Both charges arise out of alleged incidents which are said to have taken place in the Keswick area on February 4 this year.

After hearing legal submissions from prosecutor Gerard Rogerson and defence lawyer David Thompson, Judge Adkin adjourned the case.

Harper, of no fixed address, was told he would be produced at the crown court for another hearing later this month.

In the meantime he was remanded in custody by the judge.

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