Man in court over Sunderland Post Office theft charge

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A MAN accused of snatching money from a Post Office worker is to stand trial.

Gavin Ball has denied attempting to steal the cash from the Sunderland city centre branch, in Fawcett Street, on July 20.

The 26-year-old entered a not guilty plea to the charge at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.

City magistrates agreed to hear the trial, which will take place in October.

Ball, of Chatterton Street, Castletown, Sunderland, was released on bail.