Pair in court charged with planning burglaries at shops in Dorset and Somerset

A SOMERSET woman and a man of of fixed address have appeared in court charged with conspiring to burgle shops in Somerset and Dorset.

Luke Spencer, 34, and 46-year-old Emma Hendy, of Blackdown Road, Bridgwater, appeared at Taunton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (April 29).

Spencer has been charged with conspiring to commit a burglary other than a dwelling, between January 14 and April 28, at the BP garage in Curry Rivel, the Premier Store in Moorland Road, Bridgwater, Brocks in Rockwell Green, Wellington, and a store in Mosterton, Dorset.

He’s also been charged with causing actual bodily harm against a store worker in Dorset, and driving otherwise in accordance with a licence.

Hendy has been charged with conspiring to commit burglary other than a dwelling, between April 27 and 28. This encompasses the same alleged offences in Wellington and Mosterton in Dorset.

She’s also been charged with permitting the use of a motor vehicle without insurance.

Spencer was remanded in custody, while Hendy was released on conditional bail, until their next appearance at Taunton Crown Court on Friday, May 31.

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