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Man on robbery charge causes rumpus in court
10:10am Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
AN alleged robber was forcibly removed from the dock at York Crown Court because of his behaviour in court.
Judge Michael Mettyear ordered Ashley Horsewood, 20, to be taken back down to the cells at the start of a preliminary hearing.
He was escorted to the cells and his objections could still be heard in the courtroom for a few minutes after his departure.
In his absence, but in the presence of his solicitor advocate Damien Morrison, the hearing continued.
Horsewood, of no fixed address is jointly charged with a 17-year-old York youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, with carrying out two robberies on three men near Scarborough Bridge and Almery Terrace earlier this month.
John Collier, 24, of Huddersfield, is charged with the Almery Terrace robbery.
The case was transferred to Teesside Crown Court after defence lawyers indicated their clients will deny the charges.
Horsewood was remanded in custody and the other two were released on bail.