Man bailed in robbery of disabled man case

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man accused of robbing a man with learning disabilities after forcing his way into his Blackpool home and beating him around the head appeared in court.

Reece Barker, 25, of Holmfield Road, North Shore, is charged with robbing the 45-year-old man of his mobile phone, bank cards and cash,

The offence is alleged to have taken place at Eaves Street on June 3.

Chrissie Hunt, prosecuting, opposed bail for Barker. Defence lawyer, Steven Townley, said his client said he would plead not guilty to the offence.

Barker was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on July 6 by Blackpool magistrates.

He must live at his mother’s address on Hallfold, Whitworth, and keep an overnight curfew.

A man and a woman have also been charged with the robbery.