Three men charged over school scaffolding theft 08/10/10


THREE men have been charged with stealing more than £3,000 worth of scaffolding from a primary school.

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It was stolen between 11.15am on Sunday and 6.15am on Monday from Kneesall Primary School, near Newark.

Four men were arrested over the incident after an off-duty police officer spotted a white Vauxhall Astra van which was believed to be with the incident.

The officer called colleagues and they stopped the vehicle in Mansfield Woodhouse at around 10.30pm last night.

The four men in the vehicle were arrested and three have now been charged with theft.

They are Joe Brown, 19, of Greenwood Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, Matthew George Bryan, 19, of The Pastures, Mansfield Woodhouse, and Jack William Heckingbottom, 19, of Middleton Road, Mansfield Woodhouse.

All three have been released on police bail to appear at Newark Magistrates Court on Wednesday 6 October.

The fourth man, a 19-year-old from Mansfield, was released without charge.