Grantham court: Theft and assault cases

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A former employee of the Electric Club Grantham has denied committing fraud by abusing their position.

Paul Drury, aged 51, of College Street, Grantham pleaded not guilty to stealing money between September 14 and October 14 this year while employed as a club steward at the Commercial Road venue.

Prosecutor Jim Clare told magistrates’ that £5,400 was alleged to have been taken from the business.

Ruth Harrop, defending, asked for an interim date ahead of a trial as there remained questions over the charge.

Magistrates agreed to set an interim date for Drury to return to Grantham court on January 26. Until then Drury remains on unconditional bail.

** An 18-year-old has pleaded not guilty to assault by beating at a Grantham property.

George Marshall, currently of Marsh Lane, Farndon, denies assaulting a female at his former address in Grantham.

The case will come to trial before Grantham magistrates on April 15, with Marshall on conditional bail not to attend the Grantham property or to contact the victim.