Burglar targeted charity shop and cafe – claim

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A MAN facing four burglary accusations in North Yorkshire was told by a court on Tuesday to stay out of the county until his trial.

John Anthony Holehan, 57, of Saxton Gardens in Leeds, did not enter a plea when he appeared before magistrates in Harrogate.

Prosecutor Steven Ovenden said another man, Damian Barker, had already been sent for trial charged jointly with the offences – and others – and the Crown wanted Holehan to join him in front of a judge.

Presiding magistrate Rosemary Cox agreed and bailed Holehan until May 15 when the case is expected to be committed to York Crown Court. She told him he had to stay out of North Yorkshire in the meantime.

Holehan is accused of burgling a café, milk bar and shop in Knaresborough on September 4 and stealing property and cash to a total value of £2,800. A fourth charge accuses him of burgling the Cancer Research shop in Skipton High Street.