Man denies damaging tyres worth £2,690

Chief Inspector Sharon Woolrich

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A MAN has denied causing nearly £2,690 worth of damage to tyres on 23 cars.

Khalsa Singh appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday where he was charged with 23 counts of criminal damage over the incidents on Christmas Eve last year in Southsea.

The 29-year-old is accused of damaging the tyres in Festing Road and Salisbury Road.

Dressed in a suit and wearing a turban, Singh, of Salisbury Road, spoke only to confirm his name, address and not guilty plea to all charges put to him.

He is now due to face trial on June 8 at magistrates’ court.

Chairman of the bench Janet White granted Singh, who was represented by Robert Ashworth, unconditional bail.

Ms White said: ‘Your trial will take place on June 8.

‘We’re going to grant you unconditional bail.’