Trio charged in connection with Newstead Abbey lead thefts

A TRIO have been charged in connection with the theft of £10,000 worth of lead from historic Newstead Abbey.

Gurshoron Bhattie (30), of Cornerpin Drive, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, is charged with the theft and the handling of lead drainpipes taken from the grade-one listed building last December.

Frances McShane (24), of Millbank Place, Bestwood Village, and Emma Foy (24), also of Cornerpin Drive, are charged with handling stolen goods.

They have been bailed to appear at Mansfield Magistrates Court today (Friday).