Man accused of stealing phone from woman in Ipswich street

Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT

A man has been accused of stealing a phone out of a woman's hand in Princes Street, Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

The trial of a man accused of attempting to rob a woman in Ipswich town centre will take place next month.

Before Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday for a case management hearing via a prison video link was Niall Horn, 34, of no fixed address.

He has pleaded not guilty to attempted robbery and burglary and his trial is expected to take place during a two-week warned list commencing Monday, June 7.

The attempted robbery allegedly took place on July 17 last year when a woman was approached by a man as she walked along Princes Street.

He had allegedly walked alongside her before trying to steal a phone out of her hand.

Police officers went to the area and 15 minutes later arrested a man in Elliott Street.

The burglary charge relates to an alleged break-in which happened on the same evening when a house in Alderman Road was entered and a handbag stolen.

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