Man denies Preston house burglary

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A man has denied carrying out a house burglary in Preston in which watches, game equipment, alcohol, clothing, suitcase, wallet and bank cards were stolen.

Shaun Christopher Smith, 38, of Lancaster Road North, Preston, has pleaded not guilty to entering a home on St. Stephen's Road, Preston, on January 24, but admits three counts of committing a fraud with bank cards that were stolen during that burglary, and one of trying to sell five electrical items that were stolen in the burglary at a Cash Converter's store.

Smith appeared before Judge Philip Parry at Preston Crown Court by a video link from HMP Durham.

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It is understood his defence case will centre around his claim that he found the bank cards and loot from the burglary whilst walking through a park, on the way home from a friend's house.

His trial will take place on July 23.