Trial for accused of £7,000 theft

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A SKEGNESS man has been committed in custody for trial at Lincoln Crown Court on a charge of burglary and theft of £7,000 worth of electrical goods and jewellery.

John Tuff, 30, is accused of stealing the items from a house at Castleton Crescent on July 5.

He was sent for trial after appearing at Skegness Magistrates’ Court last week.

Tuff denied the charge when he appeared at the Skegness court on Friday.

But he admitted a second unrelated burglary charge of stealing £40 from the town’s Embassy Centre on July 9.

He will be sentenced on this charge at the Crown Court.

Magistrates at Skegness also sentenced him to a six month conditional discharge for offences of driving without a licence or insurance in Lumley Avenue on July 1, and disqualified him from driving for one year.