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Man accused of taking a Rolex, passports, and silver cutlery in Staplehurst burglary

By William Janes

A man has appeared in court accused of stealing a Rolex watch and other valuables worth more than £8,000.

Thom Harrison, of Plough Wents Road in Chart Sutton, is alleged to have entered a house in Marden Lane, Staplehurst in January and taken the watch, a bicycle, keys, passports, a CCTV box, and silver cutlery.

In total, the items were worth £8,050.

Thom Harrison leaving Maidstone Magistrates' Court
Thom Harrison leaving Maidstone Magistrates' Court

Today at Maidstone Magistrate's Court he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Making reference to the documents supplied to him, District Judge Paul Goldspring said: "There is an inference that there is an element of vindictiveness about it."

The 23-year-old was bailed to appear before Maidstone Crown Court on Friday, June 7.

He has been ordered not to contact any victims or witnesses in the meantime.

To read more of our in depth coverage of all of the major trials coming out of crown and magistrates' courts across the county, click here.

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