An alleged burglar said to have stolen thousands of pounds-worth of cigarettes and alcohol will stand trial in May.

Coran Bateman, 35, has been charged with taking £5,767-worth of cigarettes and alcohol in a break-in at a property in Villiers Road, Bicester, on October 9.

He is also accused of burgling a trailer home in Oxford Road and another property in Bicester Business Park in September and November respectively.

Appearing before Oxford Crown Court via video link on Tuesday, Bateman, of Charlton on Otmoor, pleaded not guilty to three counts of burglary. He also denied an allegation of cannabis possession.

Judge Nigel Daly remanded him in custody to return to court for his trial on May 16.

Alice Aubrey Fletcher appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service. Bateman was represented by Gordana Austin.

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