Burglary suspects had Taser when they allegedly broke into rural home, court hears
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Two men have denied taking part in an armed burglary in which cash and jewellery were stolen from a rural village property.
Barry Sharp and Gary Thompson appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday to plead not guilty to a joint charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.
Both men are accused of acting together to conspire with others to burgle a home in Halstead Road, Fordham, near Colchester, on November 17, 2018.
Prosecutors allege Sharp and Thompson were involved in the burglary, which saw two men – carrying a Taser – force their way into the building while the occupants were at home.
Judge David Goodin fixed a date for their trial, lasting up to six days, to begin on April 19 next year.
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Sharp, 43, of Penparc, in Cardigan, Wales, and Thompson, 45, of Sidney Road, in Ludlow, Shropshire, were released on conditional bail.
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