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 Man in court following Barnard Castle burglary


​A MAN accused of stealing thousands of pounds worth of clothing from a shop in Barnard Castle has appeared at court.

Kenneth Yorke, 27, of Walker Drive, Bishop Auckland, appeared before magistrates in Newton Aycliffe this morning charged with burglary and handling stolen goods.

He did not enter a plea and will appear at Durham Crown Court on November 9.

The charge relates to a burglary which took place in the early hours of Wednesday October 10 at the Fox & Field where about £12,000 worth of stock was stolen.

Inspector Ed Turner said: “Since the incident, we have recovered the property and returned it to the rightful owner, which the victim is extremely happy about.”

Two other burglaries happened at the Richardson Community Hospital, Victoria Road and CCS Catering Ltd on the Industrial Estate at Stainton Grove on the same night. Investigations are continuing.