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Trevor Francis's son denies burgling Lee Hendrie's home

Lee Hendrie
Image caption Lee Hendrie now plays for Kidderminster Harriers in the Conference league

The son of former football star Trevor Francis has denied burgling the home of ex-England and Aston Villa player Lee Hendrie.

James Francis, 24, from Solihull, is charged with burgling the Rowington home of Mr Hendrie between July and August last summer.

Mr Francis appeared at Warwick Crown Court earlier and has been released on bailed.

He has been ordered to appear for trial at the same court on 8 October.

His father Trevor, a sports commentator, has 50 England caps and was a striker for Birmingham City, which he later managed.

He also managed and played for Sheffield Wednesday and played for Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, Rangers and Queens Park Rangers.

Lee Hendrie plays for Kidderminster Harriers in the Conference league. His former clubs include, Sheffield United, Leicester and Blackpool.

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