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Men deny charges over scrap metal
FIVE men arrested when police raided an Oxfordshire scrap metal yard have denied charges of attempting to acquire and conceal criminal property.
Police raided TR Rogers Metal Recycling, in Nuneham Courtenay, in May last year.
The men appeared at Oxford Crown Court yesterday to enter pleas to the charges.
They will now face trial in connection with the purchase of metal power cables, lead and cigarettes which, the prosecution alleges, they knew or suspected to be stolen.
Terence Rogers, 69, of High Street, Drayton St Leonard; Simon Rogers, 42, of Bromsgrove, Faringdon; Martin Pace, 35, of Abbott Road, Didcot; Ian Marshall, 29, of Evenlode Drive, Berinsfield; and Darren Andrews, 34, of Colwell Road, Berinsfield, deny a total of 31 charges relating to March, April and May of last year.
The men were all granted bail until their trial, which is due to start at the court on September 2.