Four charged after theft in Alford


Four men have appeared before magistrates at Skegness in connection with a burglary at a service station in Alford in January, in which £4,500 worth of cigarettes were stolen.

Jordan Liam Askew, 19, Nicholas Stephen King, 23 and Shane Westhead, 19, all from Doncaster, are charged with burglary and theft at the Ulceby Cross service station on January 4.

King is also charged with the burglary and theft of a quad bike at a farm in North Kelsey on February 27 as well as perverting the course of justice by falsely reporting that his car had been stolen.

Westhead is also charged with two counts of handling stolen property and his father, Derek Westhead, 39, faces allegations of assisting an offender after it was said that he picked up the three men in Market Rasen.

The magistrates sent the case for trial at Lincoln Crown Court.