Forklift robber also accused of wounding police

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A MAN accused of stealing a forklift truck worth £20,000 and wounding two police officers will have his case heard at crown court.

John Harty, 27, of Hollydene Crescent, Nottingham, was told his case was too serious to be heard by magistrates and must be sent to crown court.

Harty is accused of entering a timber yard in Gunby Road, Sewstern, and stealing the Cat forklift truck. He also faces two charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

Harty was told he must return to Grantham Magistrates’ Court for commital on August 6.