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Former barman denies theft from Spalding pub

A former barman accused of stealing money from a Spalding pub will go on trial next year.

Luke Jackson (32) was due to stand trial before a jury at Lincoln Crown Court this week.

However a lack of court time and delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic meant his trial could not go ahead.

Lincoln Crown Court (50990414)
Lincoln Crown Court (50990414)

Jackson, of Sewell Way, Spalding, denies theft from the Moorings pub in Commercial Road between May 26, 2019, and November 3, 2019.

A previous hearing was told that Jackson denied any dishonesty.

His trial will now take place at Lincoln Crown Court on February 7. It is estimated to last four days.

Jackson was granted unconditional bail and will next appear at Lincoln Crown Court for a pre-trial hearing on November 15.

Recorder Simon King told Jackson: "Your trial can not take place. Like many areas of public life the pandemic has caused delays."

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