Fleetwood man in court on a catalogue of charges

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court

A man accused of taking a car which hit a pedestrian after he abandoned it following a crash with another vehicle has made his first appearance at court.

Patrick Cawley, is said to have taken two cars during three house burglaries at Fleetwood.

Cawley, 30, of Tythebarn Street, Darwen, is charged with stealing £12,280 of property during a break-in at an address on Rossall Grange Road.

He is also accused of the aggravated taking of a Citroen from the same address and driving it dangerously while disqualified.

Cawley is further charged with burglary at an address in Kenilworth Avenue and taking a Vauxhall Insignia from there.

He is also alleged to have stolen a handbag and purse in a burglary at a home in Waverley Avenue and fraudulently using a bank card to obtain £200.

The offences are said to have taken place between December 11 and 13.

Nigel Harrison, prosecuting, asked for the case to be heard at crown court and opposed bail.

Defence lawyer, Steven Townley, said his client would not indicate pleas to the offences at this stage.

Cawley was refused bail and remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on January 9 by Blackpool magistrates.

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