14 July 2014
Grantham court: Handling vehicles case is adjourned
The case of two men charged in relation to the handling of stolen Mercedes vehicles has been adjourned so that evidence can be provided to the defence and appropriate interpreters arranged.
Maksim Filiusin, 35, of Oxford Street, Grantham is charged with one count of handling the stolen Mercedes Sprinters, while Irmantas Urbonas, 37, of Belton Avenue, Grantham, faces one count of attempting to handle the stolen vans.
Both matters date back to March 1 of last year, but the two men were only recently charged on June 23.
Representing Mr Urbonas, Mr Middleton described the case as ‘labyrinthine’ and requested an adjournment so that more evidence could be provided by the CPS.
The case was also unable to proceed because no appropriate interpreters were available.
Magistrates agreed to adjourn the case until July 28, with both defendants remaining on unconditional bail.