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Four men deny alleged conspiracy to burgle in Brampton

Carlisle Crown Court

[F]OUR men accused of plotting to commit a burglary in Brampton will go on trial later this year.

Ashley George Macauley, 24, Scott David Martin Walpole, 28, John James Thompson, 20, and 21-year-old Dillon Broderick appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI).

All four men denied a charge which alleges that they conspired to commit a burglary with intent to steal in the market town between April 23 and 27 this year.

They also each pleaded not guilty to allegedly going equipped for burglary, on April 26, with “four balaclavas, four pairs of gloves and several heavy duty tools”.

The four men were told a trial, estimated to last up to five days, was due to start at the crown court on September 24.

In the meantime Broderick, of Main Street, Ellenborough, and Thompson, of no fixed address, were granted bail by Judge Barbara Forrester.

Macauley, of Castlegate, Penrith, and Walpole, of Harriston, Aspatria, were remanded in custody by the judge.

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