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Carlisle man denies high-value alcohol thefts

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A Carlisle man has appeared in front of a judge accused of nine shop thefts.

Andrew Mitchell, 31, of Waldegrave Road, Carlisle appeared from custody at the North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court.

District Judge Gerald Chalk was told these accusations are from a “spree of high-value thefts” the allegations are between August 26 and September 17 he is accused that he stole bottles of alcohol from the Tesco store on the Viaduct in Carlisle, amongst the stolen items were eight bottles of Bollinger champagne, and 28-bottles of Grey Goose vodka, 5-bottles of Lancet Pink champagne, and 2-bottles of Gordon’s Gin and 4-bottles of Gordon’s orange gin.

With a number of other allegations of the theft of alcoholic drinks, the alleged thefts amounted to over £3,000.

He also breached two-criminal behaviour orders from September 16 and 17, when he was ordered not to go into Tesco’s on the viaduct.

Mitchell pleaded not guilty to nine alleged shop thefts and the two-alleged breaches of a criminal behaviour order.

The judge remanded Mitchell in custody until October 1st, when he will appear by a video-link, a trial will be held at the magistrates court at a later date.

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