Man denies lockdown burglaries in Skegness

A man accused of a series of house burglaries during the Covid-19 lockdown is to face a jury trial later this year.

Lincoln Crown Court
Lincoln Crown Court

Shane Simpson, 27, of Wellington Way, Skegness, pleaded not guilty to 10 charges of burglary and three charges of attempted burglary when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

The charges relate to incidents in Skegness between April 5 and 27 this year at addresses including Winston Drive, Mulberry Way, Buckminster Drive, Churchill Avenue, The Meadows, Clarke Way, Harrow Road, Talbot Road, Blyton Road and Wickenby Way.

Simpson also denied a charge of theft of a Mercedes Benz car and three charges of attempted theft.

Judge John Pini QC adjourned the hearing for a trial due to begin at the Crown Court on 19 October. Simpson was remanded in custody to await his trial.