Hartlepool men deny robbing truck driver
Two Hartlepool men are facing trial after they denied robbing a truck driver in the town.
Liam Gascoigne, 28, and David Herbert, 32, appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Thursday November 28 over a video link from Durham Prison.
The pair were further remanded in custody for a three-day trial starting on April 20 next year.
Judge Deborah Sherwin said that the Prosecution would provide their case against them and in response they needed to give a defence statement setting out what they say took place.
Gascoigne, who is formerly of Raby Gardens, Hartlepool, and Herbert, of Allerton Close, Hartlepool, both pleaded not guilty to robbery and theft of a Stihl saw on October 29
Herbert also denies wounding the driver with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon a pick axe handle on Milbank Road, Hartlepool.