Cumbria Crack

Man accused of Workington robbery to stand trial

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN accused of a Workington robbery is to stand trial in front of a jury later this year.

Michael Robert Peter Jenkins, 21, faced one charge when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court earlier today (WED).

This alleges that he robbed Mark Huddart of a quantity of cash during an incident which is reported to have occurred in the Harrington Road area of Workington during the mid-afternoon of Friday, 22nd May.

When he appeared in front of Judge Nicholas Barker over a video link, Jenkins pleaded not guilty to the charge.

A timetable for the progression of the case was outlined during the short hearing.

A trial at the crown court is due to get under way on November 4 and, it is estimated, will last around three days.

In the meantime Jenkins, of Harrington Road, Workington, was remanded in custody by the judge.

After the incident in May, a Cumbria police spokesman said: “A 28-year-old man suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

“The road was closed off while enquiries took place.”