Four accused after bike row

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FOUR Sunderland men appeared in court charged with attempting to kidnap a man in a row over a motorbike.

Paul Clark, 22, of Pembroke Avenue, John McGough, 50, of Hill Street, Michael Laing 21, of Westgate Avenue, all Tunstall, and Graeme Adams 37, Sunnybrow, Silksworth, all pleaded not guilty to attempted kidnap.

Durham Crown Court heard the offence is alleged to have happened in Seaham on December 7 last year.

The Recorder, Mr Simon Phillips QC, set a trial date of July 17.

Each defendant was granted unconditional bail in the meantime.