Macclesfield Express - - BARLOW’S BRIEF -

A PO­LICE he­li­copter was scram­bled fol­low­ing a re­ported bur­glary.

Po­lice were called to re­ports of an in­truder at a busi­ness on Chelford Road, Prest­bury, at 12.50am on Tues­day (Fe­bru­ary 17).

Of­fi­cers at­tended and the po­lice he­li­copter called to as­sist. How­ever, they were un­able to trace the sus­pects.

A po­lice spokesman said: “Po­lice were called at around 12.50am on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 17 fol­low­ing a re­port of an in­truder at a premises on Chelford Road in Prest­bury. Of­fi­cers at­tended and the po­lice he­li­copter searched the area for sus­pects but found no trace.” ●» A MAN ac­cused of in­de­cent as­sault and gross in­de­cency with two mi­nors has de­nied the charges in court.

An­drew Don­ald McClean, 44, ap­peared at Macclesfield Mag­is­trates’ Court on Thurs­day (Fe­bru­ary 12).

McClean, of Daw­son Close, Macclesfield, will now ap­pear at Ch­ester Crown Court for a fur­ther hear­ing on June 10, 2015. ●» TRAF­FIC in Prest­bury has been di­verted this week af­ter a main road through the vil­lage was closed.

The road – which passes through the heart of the vil­lage – is shut un­til Fri­day (Fe­bru­ary 20) while a new drain con­nect­ing St Peter’s church to the main sewer is in­stalled.

The work was started on Mon­day and di­ver­sions will be in place un­til it is com­pleted.

At the mo­ment, bap­tisms at the church in­volve bring­ing wa­ter in from the out­side tap, and items used for Holy Com­mu­nion have to be taken to Swan­wick House for wash­ing. ●» A MAN has ad­mit­ted as­sault at a court hear­ing.

Ian David Mitchell, 50, pleaded guilty to the charge at a hear­ing at Macclesfield Mag­is­trates’ Court on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 10.

Mitchell, of no fixed abode, will be sen­tenced at a hear­ing at the same court on March 3.

The hear­ing was ad­journed for a pre-sen­tence re­port to be com­piled for mag­is­trates. ●» MACCLESFIELD Field Club next meets on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 23 at 7.30pm.

The talk will is en­ti­tled ‘Wild About Weeds’ given by David Warner.

Go along to the Sal­va­tion Army Hall on Roe Street.

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