Alleged car thief pleads 'not guilty'
A man has appeared in court charged with offences of stealing a car and making fraudulent claims for car repairs which had never been carried out at Glastonbury.
Colin Alan Danes, aged 37, of Wordsworth Drive, Taunton, appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates sitting at Yeovil earlier this week.
He was charged that between June 13 and July 4 at Glastonbury he stole a Vauxhall Corsa belonging to Hazel Naven.
He was also charged with dishonestly making a false representation, namely asking Hazel Naven for £90 for car repairs, intending to make a gain for himself.
He was alleged to have committed three more similar allegations of fraud involving the same victim and various amounts of money.
Danes pleaded not guilty to all five charges and elected to stand trial at Taunton Crown Court.
The magistrates adjourned the case until Monday October 21 when the defendant must appear before a preliminary hearing at Taunton.
In the meantime he was released on bail with conditions not to contact Hazel Naven and not to go to Northload Street in Glastonbury.