Three held in custody
THREE men have appeared in court accused of falsely imprisoning a teenager.
Lee Banton, aged 33, Charlie Harris, aged 36, and 51-year-old Perry Harris faced a judge at Plymouth Crown Court yesterday.
They are jointly charged with imprisoning Karook Abdullah against his will between January 30 and February 1 this year.
No pleas have yet been entered.
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Judge Paul Darlow remanded Banton, of Beckenham, Kent and the Harrises, both of King Street, Stonehouse, into custody.
They will appear again on May 13 and a trial has been pencilled in for September 2.
A GUEST speaker from a group which supports the relatives of Merchant Navy Officers will be giving a talk in the city tomorrow.
Christine Rankin, of the Watch Ashore group, will be joining the Merchant Navy Association of Plymouth and the South West meeting at 12.30pm to talk about her work.
It will be taking place at Hawkins Meeting House in Buckwell Street.
The event is free and anyone interested is welcome to attend.
For more information contact association chairman Baz Gregory on 01752 846 943.
MORE than 1,000 homes are to be built in Cornwall over the next four years in an attempt to meet what the council calls the "desperate housing shortage" in the county.
Cornwall Council has signed contracts with five housing associations to build 1,148 affordable homes over the next four years in a bid to help meet the current demand.
The local authority has also announced that it will match "pound for pound" any central Government investment in new homes.
A MAN has denied knowingly having six fake £20 notes.
Phillip Louch, aged 32, appeared at Plymouth Crown Court yesterday charged with possessing counterfeit cash.
He pleaded not guilty to having £120 in counterfeit money in the city on April 1 last year.
Judge Paul Darlow released Louch, of Bell Chase in Yeovil, on bail until his trial on May 13.
The court was told how the hearing is due to take one or two days.