HGV driver in burglary claim

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man accused of burgling an address in Marton and assaulting the occupants has made his first appearance at court.

James Humphries, a 51-year-old HGV driver, of Gloucester Avenue, Blackpool, is accused of stealing a bunch of keys in a burglary at an address in June Avenue on January 8.

He is also charged with assaulting a man and a woman occupant by repeatedly punching them in the face.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, asked for the case to be heard at crown court.

Defence lawyer, Paolo Passerini, said his client had indicated he would plead not guilty to all the offences.

Humphries was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on February 10 by Blackpool magistrates.

He must live at an address in Birkenhead and not enter Blackpool as a condition of his bail.