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Man denies alleged north Cumbria burglary and theft of £16k possessions

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN has appeared in court accused of burgling a north Cumbria home and stealing £16,000 worth of personal belongings.

Graham Paul Carruthers, 54, faces two charges.

One alleges that he burgled an address in Brampton, between March 4 and 7 this year, and stole jewellery and personal items valued at around £16,000.

A second charge alleges that Carruthers handled stolen goods – namely jewellery and personal items belonging to a female – on March 6.

At Carlisle Crown Court today (TUES), Carruthers pleaded not guilty to both charges when they were read to him by a clerk during a short hearing held in front of Judge Nicholas Barker.

A trial date was set for August 12. It is estimated that hearing would last around two days.

In the meantime Carruthers, latterly of John Street, Carlisle, was remanded in custody by Judge Barker.

Chris Morrison, the defendant’s lawyer, announced that an application for bail would be lodged in due course pending the confirmation of a suitable address.

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