MAGISTRATES have remanded a man in custody over an alleged break-in at a church.
Wayne Ranson is accused of kicking in the back door of the Solent Evangelical Church in Forton Road, Gosport, between October 5 and 7.
Police say an office room at the church was broken into during the raid but nothing was taken.
Father-of-two Ranson, of Kealy Road, Gosport, denies a charge of burglary with intent to steal.
The shaven-headed labourer appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody.
He is due to appear back before magistrates via a video-link from prison in December when the case will be sent to the crown court.
Chairwoman of the bench Judy Bryan said: ‘We are remanding you into custody until then.
‘You have elected to have your case at the crown court.
‘It will be committed to the crown court in December.’