A Churchdown man is to stand jury trial after he pleaded not guilty to burgling Newent Fire Station.

At Gloucester Crown Court on March 3, Vincent Smith, 39, of Parkside Close, denied burgling the fire station on December 4 2020 and stealing equipment; to a burglary at Sandywell House in Newent on December 4, and the theft of a number of motocross and pedal cycles from Norton Court, in April, 2020.

Smith’s co-defendant Jack McIntosh, 33, of Shamrock Close Churchdown did not enter any pleas. Smith’s trial will be in September.