‘Not guilty’ hotel theft plea

PUBLISHED: 06:54 01 September 2010

A SEATON man has pleaded not guilty to stealing a TV and Digibox from the Dolphin Hotel, in Beer.

Daniel Arthur Valentine Noble, 45, from The Orchard, is alleged to have stolen the goods, valued at around £400, on February 19.

He entered the plea at Exeter Crown Court on Friday, August 27. It is claimed the items were taken from the reception area of the hotel, on the same evening a fundraising event was taking place in the function room.

Miss Recorder Munro QC ordered the case to be back before the court in two weeks, to allow time to see if a trial could be avoided.

She had concerns as to whether the case actually warranted the time and expense of a crown court trial.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald