Teenagers appear in court over spate of burglaries

Attacker followed his victim for a mile before assault in city alleyway

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THREE teenagers have appeared in court in connection with a spate of burglaries and car thefts.

Louis Bibby, Harmony Tickner and Shane Whittaker are alleged to have carried out a number of break-ins in Havant and Petersfield in January and February.

They are accused of burgling a house in Princes Road, Petersfield, on February 2 and taking hairdressing equipment and a handbag. They are alleged to have driven off in a stolen Mini and damaged the car. On the same day the group are said to have burgled a house in Penk Ridge, Havant, and stolen cash and car keys.

Again they escaped in a stolen car which they damaged, this time a Renault, it is alleged.

Bibby, 19, and Tickner, 18, are also said to have stolen a Hyundai car in Anglesea Road, Portsmouth, on January 28 and taken cash and a laptop computer from a house in Rushes Road, Petersfield, between February 4 and 7.

Bibby is facing two further charges of driving while disqualified and two of driving without insurance.

Bibby whose address was given in court as Reading prison, Tickner, whose address was given as Eastwood Park prison in Gloucestershire and Whittaker, 19, of Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, did not enter any pleas when they appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court. The case was adourned until June 27.