Backpacker robbery trial

Purse thief fined £100

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A DATE has been set for the trial of a man who allegedly robbed someone at a backpackers’ hostel with an imitation firearm.

Joey Curry, 18, of Alders Road, Fareham is charged with attempted robbery and using an imitation firearm with intent to commit a crime.

Curry denies the charges and says that it was an unknown other who held the imitation gun.

He will be tried at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday, September 30.