Wigan man denies being armed with a knife and robbery attempt

A young Wigan man has been remanded in custody after denying charges of being armed with a knife and attempted robbery.
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James Ahearne, 23, of no fixed address, appeared in the dock at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court charged with trying to steal a mobile phone from Carl Reardon.

He was further accused of being armed with a blade at the junction of Ormskirk Road and Church Street, Pemberton, on November 8.

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Ahearne pleaded not guilty to both charges but has admitted to handling a stolen wallet a week later.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates CourtWigan and Leigh Magistrates Court
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

The defendant has further pleaded guilty to possession of ecstasy and cannabis, the attempted burglary of a house in Dereham Way in Winstanley and the theft of a multi-tool, pliers and penknife belonging to Andrew Birch on June 24.

The bench sent all the cases to be dealt with by a Bolton Crown Court judge on December 14 and he was remanded in custody until then.

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