Trio plead not guilty to handling stolen Fat Face goods

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THREE people have denied handling thousands of pounds of stolen goods found at a flat.

Kirsty Chambers-Glover, 21, Victoria Power, 29, and Joseph Harris, 22, all of Grove House, Hendy Close, Southsea, pleaded not 
guilty to the charge at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

They are accused of handling and knowingly being in possession of Fat Face clothes worth £5,900 at a property in Grove House between November 13 and 16 last year.

The items had allegedly been put there by someone else following a burglary at a Fat Face store.

Alicia Keen, prosecuting, said: ‘The number of items stolen from Fat Face amounted to £5,900, which is a high level in terms of value.

‘Neither Chambers-Glover or Harris were never going to make a huge amount of money.’

As previously reported in The News, all three were arrested by police on Monday during a series of raids in Operation Raft, which is targeting those allegedly responsible for serious crime relating to robbery, house burglary and vehicle crime as well as the supply of illegal drugs in Portsmouth.

Five men aged 20, 28, 30, 31 and 40, who are all from the city, were also arrested and remain in police custody.

Harris and Chambers-Glover will go back to magistrates’ court on the morning of April 9 for a committal hearing before being sent to Portsmouth Crown Court at a later date.

Power had a separate hearing because she requested her case be heard at magistrates’ court.

The trial will take place during the afternoon of April 11.

All three have been released on unconditional bail until they return to court.