Remanded for trial: man charged with arson and burglary offences
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A man has been charged with arson, theft and burglary following an incident where a gambling machine was reported to have been burgled, taken from a pub, and set alight.
Officers were called to reports that the William Foster pub in Guildhall Street, Lincoln had been broken into and money stolen from the gambling machine at around 4am on 10 July.
The gambling machine is reported to have been found in the garden area of the venue having been set on fire.
Officers on patrol from the Lincoln Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) stopped a searched a man at 9am on 10 July who was arrested in connection with the offence.
Following further investigation, the man, Perry Calvert, 47, of Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, was charged with burglary (other than dwelling) and arson. He was also charged with theft of a pedal cycle in connection with another incident.
He appeared at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court yesterday (11 July) where he pleaded not guilty to the offences. He has been remanded into custody for a trial, the date of which is yet to be fixed.