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Crown court for burglary suspect

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: December 17, 2013

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A BIRMINGHAM man has been told he must face a crown court judge after being charged with the burglary of an Ashbourne antiques shop and restaurant.

Kevin Aston, 49, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Monday, where he was accused of entering the Chimes Cafe in St John Street as a trespasser at 7.35pm on November 30 and stealing what was described as a ‘large selection of jewellery value unknown’.

He offered no plea to the charge and was sent to Derby Crown Court.

Aston was ordered to appear there on April 14.

District Judge Joanne Alderson told him the case was ‘too serious’ to be sentenced by magistrates.

Annis Rowlands, defending, represented Aston of Townshend Grove, Birmingham during the brief hearing in Derby.

Sarah Haslam, prosecuting, outlined the details of the case.

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