Man set to appear at Durham Crown Court charged with burgling pensioner’s home in Peterlee

A man will face trial at Durham Crown Court after he pleaded not guilty to being charged with the burglary of a pensioner’s home in Peterlee.

Thursday, 21st April 2022, 5:03 pm

An 85-year-old victim was left shaken after they disturbed a suspect who had allegedly smashed a kitchen window and searched several cupboards before making off from the scene on Sunday, April 10.

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Officers from Peterlee CID launched an investigation into the incident and on Thursday, April 14, they arrested and charged Tyler Ophield, of Glebe Avenue in Peterlee, with burglary.

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A 19-year-old man will stand trial at Durham Crown Court after being charged with burgling a pensioner's home.

Ophield, aged 19, appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning (Wednesday, April 20) to answer the charge against him, where he pleaded not guilty.

It is reported that the teenager will next appear at Durham Court Crown on Friday, May 13.