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Man accused of Workington burglary to stand trial

Carlisle Crown Court

A PROVISIONAL trial date has been set for a man accused of burgling a Workington town centre shop.

Nathanial Joseph Rudd, 31, faces a charge of burglary which alleges that he entered the BrightHouse store at Campbell-Savours Way in the town as a trespasser, on April 3 last year, and stole a number of items.

These comprise a mobile phone, watches, a laptop, tablet, Xbox and PS4 consoles, and a game, said to be worth a total of several thousand pounds.

When Rudd appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (WED), he pleaded not guilty to the burglary allegation.

A timetable for the progression of the case was outlined during the short hearing. A trial was listed for the week of September 7, and, it is estimated, will last around two days.

In the meantime, Rudd, of Duke Street, Cleator Moor, was remanded in custody by Judge Nicholas Barker.