Butleigh man faces trial
A BUTLEIGH man has been ordered to stand trial in the New Year accused of offences of theft and public order, one with a racist element.
Roland Stuart Pollard, aged 63, of Grenville Close, appeared in the dock before Somerset Magistrates charged with stealing a pack of Gillette razor blades worth £13.65 belonging to Boots at Chard.
He was also alleged to have used towards Phillip Harries threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress with intent to cause that person to believe that immediate violence would be used against him.
He was also charged with a similar allegation which was racially aggravated during the same incident on August 15.
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The defendant pleaded not guilty to all the charges and following a review of the case the matter was adjourned for a trial to take place on January 3.
Until his next court appearance Pollard was released on bail with a condition that he must not go to Boots in Chard.