Man and woman accused of County Down burglary blitz have cases further adjourned

Man and woman accused of County Down burglary blitz have cases further adjourned

TWO people charged with stealing copper and scrap metal in a burglary blitz on the Ards peninsula have had their cases further adjourned to January.

Adrian Aicken (32), of Bests Hill in Belfast, and 45-year-old Emma Morgan - of Ormeau Road in the city - had the cases mentioned at Newtownards Magistrates Court.

When the case was previously heard at Downpatrick Magistrates Court a third defendant was mentioned in connection with the matter.

The defendants are charged in relation to a series of thefts including July 23 and the period between August 9-12 this year.

Charges include the theft of copper and scrap metal, car batteries; a petrol quad, mini moto, a power washer, chainsaw and red diesel in areas including Kircubbin, Ballywalter and Donaghadee.