Men appear in court accused of aggravated burglary

Exeter Magistrates Court

Exeter Magistrates Court - Credit: Archant

Two men charged in relation to alleged Howarth Close, Sidmouth, incident

Two men today (Monday) appeared in court charged with an alleged aggravated burglary with intent to cause injury in Howarth Close, Sidmouth, on Saturday.

Nicholas Jeffries, of Lancelot Road, Exeter, and Michael O’Donnell of Lock Close, Sidmouth, were released on conditional bail.

Jeffries, 52, and O’Donnell, 46, appeared before magistrates sitting in Exeter for a preliminary hearing.

Magistrates told Jeffries that he would be monitored electronically on a curfew from 8pm to 6am and reside at a bail house in Exeter. He was also told not to enter Sidmouth.

The court also granted O’Donnell conditional bail, stating that he would be on a curfew from 8pm to 6am and monitored electronically. Magistrates told him not to enter Howarth Close, Sidmouth.

Both men were told not to contact directly and indirectly any of the prosecution witnesses or each other.

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The case was adjourned to Exeter Crown Court in May.