Graham court case delayed

Published:  28 March, 2012

LINCOLN: Two men charged with stealing from Graham plumbers' merchants in Gainsborough have had their case discharged but could be re-charged in the near future.

Lee William Burgess, 27, from Lord Street in Gainsborough, and Patrick Gavagan, 31, from Lincoln Road in Bassingham, both deny offences against Graham plumbers' merchants on Corringham Road during 2010.

Mr Burgess is accused of false accounting and theft while Mr Gavagan was charged with false accounting, as well as stealing four televisions, 40 boilers worth £30 000 and £2269 in cash.

The case had to come to a halt as evidence and paperwork from Nottinghamshire Police had not yet been completed and received by the court. The court heard how Nottinghamshire Police is dealing with the case as opposed to the local force because one of the defendants has a relative in Lincolnshire Police.

"I'm not going to allow any further adjournment," said District Judge John Stobart. He told the defendants: "You probably will be re-charged in the future. Don't go out celebrating – you may be disappointed very shortly."

The case is expected to come before Lincoln Magistrates Court again in the coming months. 

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