Louth men appear in court over charges including witness intimidation

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Two Louth area men appeared in custody before magistrates at Skegness on Friday on charges of dangerous driving, witness intimidation and conspiracy to commit burglary.

James Lee Pennell, 23, of Harvey Lane, Louth and Warren Jonathan Platts, 22, of White Pitt Way, Swaby appeared via video link from prison where they have been in custody since their arrest.

It is alleged the conspiracy charges relate to an incident involving a former girlfriend of Platts at an address in Brookenby on December 10 and that the allegations of dangerous driving and witness intimidation relate to an incident in Louth on December 26, whilst they were on police bail.

Magistrates ruled that all the charges will be heard at Lincoln Crown Court.

Pennell has already entered not guilty pleas and Platts had not yet entered any pleas.

Both men were granted conditional bail and will have to remain at named addresses between 12noon and 10am every day where they will be electronically monitored.

They are also banned from entering Louth centre or Brookenby and from contacting witnesses and each other in any way.

They will make their first appearance at Lincoln Crown Court on February 1.