Trial for ‘bike theft’ tag man

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A WIGAN man is set to go on trial accused of receiving a stolen mountain bike worth £250 after he was stopped by police while riding it.

Daniel Bamford denies dishonestly receiving the Claud Butler bike worth on May 13.

The 26-year-old, of Chesterton Close, Worsley Mesnes, claims he was merely borrowing the bike - which had been stolen from outside a snooker hall on May 7 - and had no idea it was stolen. He was granted conditional bail.

Magistrates ordered Bamford to sleep each and every night at his girlfriend’s house - the address provided to the court - and imposed a 7pm-7am curfew, which was set to be monitored by an electronic tag.

He is set to go on trial at Wigan Magistrates’ Court on July 8.