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Kendal man accused of robbing one pensioner and trying to rob another to stand trial

Carlisle Crown Court

A KENDAL man accused of robbing one pensioner in the town and trying to rob another has appeared on court.

Christopher Thomas Ellis, 29, faces three charges, all arising out of alleged incidents which are said by the prosecution to have occurred on October 28 this year.

Ellis is accused of robbing a 70-year-old woman of cash, and trying to rob a 67-year-old man, also of money.

A third charge alleges that he entered an address in Kendal town centre as a trespasser “with intent to steal”.

When he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court over a video link, Ellis pleaded not guilty to all three charges when they were put to him during a short hearing.

He will now face trial in front of a jury.

This hearing is due to start in the week of February 10 and – it is estimated – will last four to five days.

In the meantime, Ellis, who was said to have an address off Beezon Road in Kendal, was remanded in custody by Judge Nicholas Barker.

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