A four-strong Scarborough group have appeared in court over allegations they “detained” a man inside a Scarborough flat.
The accused appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Thursday April 24, to face charges of false imprisonment.
Lorraine Earles, Natalie Lilley and Leah White appeared before magistrates at a morning hearing, with co-accused Brendan Teale appearing separately in the afternoon.
All four are alleged to have falsely imprisoned the man at an address in Trafalgar Road between November 10 and November 11 last year.
At the quick morning hearing, Earles, of West Street, Lilley, of Trafalgar Square, and White, of Trafalgar Road, stayed silent throughout, apart from to confirm their details.
Earles, 46, was represented by Marcus Topham, 18-year-old Natalie Lilley was represented by Robert Vining, while Caroline Wyatt represented 22-year-old White.
At the separate afternoon hearing, Teale also appeared briefly.
The 26-year-old, from Cromwell Terrace, was also represented by Marcus Topham and said nothing apart from to confirm his details.
No plea was entered by any of the defendants, and magistrates immediately passed the case up to York Crown Court due to the serious nature of the allegations.
All four are due to appear at York Crown Court on Friday May 9.
All four were granted bail until the next hearing.