Man denies robbing 12-year-old girl in Southsea

ROBBERY Police say the theft took place in St James's Road.
ROBBERY Police say the theft took place in St James's Road.

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A MAN has denied robbing a 12-year-old girl in Southsea.

Ian Linnane, 30, of Sandringham Road, Portsmouth, is accused of robbing the girl of £20 cash and a bank card outside a Co-op store in St James’s Road on the evening of June 22.

Linnane spoke only to plead not guilty to one count of robbery when he appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court.

Addressing him, Judge Roger Hetherington said: ‘Your case will be adjourned. If it is to be a trial then it will be in the week commencing December 9 and meanwhile you will be remanded in custody.’