Charges dropped over Portsmouth burglary

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PROSECUTORS have dropped the charges against a man accused of being part of a distraction burglary.

Aaron Good, 30, was accused of helping Kelly Dimmick carry out a distraction burglary at the home of a retired sailor.

Dimmick posed as a police officer during the raid at Brian Murphy’s home in Hayling Avenue, Portsmouth.

Dimmick, 37, of St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, was jailed for 25 months at Portsmouth Crown Court earlier this year. She pleaded guilty to burglary.

Howard Barrington-Clark, defending, told the judge she had been pressured into carrying out the burglary by her friend Mr Good. A warrant was issued for Mr Good’s arrest and police released his photograph to The News in a bid to track him down. He was arrested and charged with burglary. Mr Good, 40, of Kensington Road, Copnor, denied having anything to do with the offence.

He was remanded in custody but when he appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court the crown offered no evidence and the charges of burglary and fraud by making a false representation were dropped.