Not-guilty plea over allegation of theft

Scarborough Magistrates Court
Scarborough Magistrates Court

A SCARBOROUGH man is to stand trial at crown court after denying stealing money from a games machine.

Damon O’Nions, 26, of Longwestgate, pleaded not guilty before Scarborough Magistrates to one charge of theft from a meter or automatic machine.

The charges relates to an alleged theft at Cayton Bay Holiday Centre on August 4 this year, when money to the value of £17 was said to have been taken from Inspired Games.

Although magistrates accepted jurisdiction of the case, O’Nions elected for his trial to be heard at crown court.

The court heard O’Nions also faces two charges of failing to comply with a community order, missing appointments with the probation service on July 27 an September 28, and failing to attend unpaid work on September 22 and 29.

Marcus Topham, defending, requested for an adjournment to allow for further enquiries with the prosecution, and to give O’Nions time to get a doctor’s note to explain his absences.

The case was adjourned until November 7. O’Nions was granted unconditional bail.