Gainsborough burglary accused appears in court

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Image caption, The defendant is accused of threatening a 75-year-old at knife point in order to obtain his banking details

A man charged over a spate of aggravated burglaries and robberies in Lincolnshire has appeared in court.

Clinton Sentance, 36, from Gainsborough, appeared before Lincoln magistrates earlier.

He is accused of a series of thefts in the town including one in which a 75-year-old surrendered his bank details after being threatened with a knife.

The defendant was remanded in custody and ordered to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on 30 May.

The charges brought against the defendant are:

  • Robbery at Enderby Crescent, Gainsborough, 16 March, 2017
  • Aggravated burglary at Ropery Road, Gainsborough, on 19 March, 2017
  • Aggravated burglary at South Street, Morton, 20 March, 2017
  • Robbery at King Street, Gainsborough, 20 March, 2017

Mr Sentance was due to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday accused of aggravated burglary at Portland Terrace in Gainsborough on 19 March 2017.

Minutes before Tuesday's scheduled hearing, he was charged with the four offences detailed above and the crown court hearing was adjourned.

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