Man accused of £165k car dealership theft to face trial in 2023

Lings Motor Group in Harleston.

Lings Motor Group in Harleston. - Credit: Google

A man accused of stealing £165,000 from a car dealership will have to wait until 2023 for his trial to take place due to a backlog of cases worsened by the pandemic.

Daniel Lake, 39, of Alcock Drive, Sprowston, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday, December 14.

He pleaded not guilty to stealing £165,986 from Lings Motor Group, which has branches across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex and is based in Harleston, between June 2017 and January 2019.

His trial, which is expected to last up to six days, will get under way on March 27, 2023.

Recorder Graham Huston apologised to Lake for the long delay in his trial being heard and adjourned the case for a further case management hearing during the week commencing February 13, 2023.

He allowed Lake’s unconditional bail to continue.

Most Read

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.

Become a Supporter