Cumbria

Cumbria floods theft accused pleads not guilty

A man has denied carrying out a theft in the wake of Storm Desmond.

Krzysztof Jan Lesny was arrested in the flood-affected Greystone Road area of Carlisle, in the early hours of 9 December.

Appearing at Carlisle Magistrates' Court, the 30-year-old, of Warwick Road in the city, pleaded not guilty to one charge of theft by finding, and one of going equipped for theft.

He was bailed to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on 11 January.

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