Hartlepool men deny robbing truck driver

Two Hartlepool men are facing trial after they denied robbing a truck driver in the town.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 3:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 3:50 pm
The case was heard at Teesside Crown Court.

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.

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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.