Four face crown court over cable theft case

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Four men alleged to have been involved in the theft of over £35,000 worth of telecommunication cabling in the Whitby area are to appear before a crown court.

Michael Tillotson, 44, of Airy Hill, Filey; Elijah Smith, 26, of Barnsley; Glen Hepburn, 34, of Leeds and Brian Smith, 36, of York appeared before York and Selby magistrates on Monday facing a charge of conspiracy to steal and the case was sent to York Crown Court.

No pleas were entered by the men, alleged to have been involved in the theft of cable belonging to BT, between October 27 2012 and January 9, this year.

They will appear on July 8 and were granted conditional bail until the hearing.