Man denies new allegations of harassment

A SCARBOROUGH man has been back in court facing charges of harassment and theft.

George Eves, 56, of St Mary’s Walk, appeared in custody at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court.

He denies breaching a restraining order by entering Castle Road on February 18 and by sending letters to the victim of the order on three occasions in March.

Eves also denies entering a flat in Blenheim Terrace between December 23 and 29 and stealing two framed photographs, spare car keys, spare house keys and tarot cards.

However he admitted two charges of theft on March 20 in York. He stole a mug, two files, WD40, a pair of snips and two drill bits from Barnitts in Colliergate and a set of files and a lock from Boyes in Goodramgate.

Whilst in the court building he was charged with two further offences, namely two more breaches of the restraining order by sending two letters in the post.

They were received by the victim on February 23 and 24. Eves denies these charges.

Catherine Turnbull, prosecuting, argued that the matters were not suitable for trial before magistrates and should be heard at Crown Court.

Magistrates decided to send the matters to York Crown Court, where Eves will be sentenced on the theft charges and face trial on all other charges on May 31.