Pair deny Leeds General Infirmary thefts

Josh Swalwell has escaped jail
Josh Swalwell has escaped jail
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A man and a woman accused over the theft of laptop computers from a children’s cancer charity at Leeds General Infirmary have denied the offences.

Matthew Ingham, 37, of Hardwick Street, Keighley, is charged with stealing three laptops and another piece of equipment belonging to the Candlelighters charity from ward 31 at the hospital.

His ex-partner Kim Ager, 34, of Blackthorn Road, Ilkley, is charged with receiving the stolen goods, worth a total of more than £3,000.

The pair appeared before Leeds magistrates yesterday. The court heard the equipment was used by children receiving treatment for cancer.

They both pleaded not guilty to the charges and a trial date was set for February 2, when they will return to the magistrates’ court.

Both Mr Ingham and Miss Ager were given unconditional bail.