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Man charged with robbing grave statue

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man accused of robbing from a grave in Lytham has made his first appearance at court.

Kenneth Bamber, 42, of Balfour Road, Fulwood, is charged with stealing the statue of a Japanese woman which a woman placed on the grave of her husband at St John’s Parish Church.

He is also accused of going equipped for theft with spades, a meat cleaver, crowbars, a torch, angle grinder and bolt cutter, outside a graveyard in Saltcotes Road, Lytham on November 8.

He pleaded not guilty to both and was bailed for trial.

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