Mine union leaders to stand trial over charity theft

Neil Greatrex and Mick Stevens
Image caption Mr Greatrex and Mr Stevens appeared at Nottingham Crown Court

Two leaders of a miners' union will stand trial accused of stealing almost £150,000 from a charity.

Neil Greatrex, 60, former Union of Democratic Mineworkers (UDM) president, and Mick Stevens, 59, Notts UDM general secretary, each face 14 theft charges.

They were trustees of Nottinghamshire Miners Home charity which ran a convalescent home in Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire.

Both were bailed to stand trial at Nottingham Crown Court on 19 March.

They had asked the court to move the trial to another location, but the application for a transfer was not granted.

Mr Greatrex, is from Stanley, near Teversal in Nottinghamshire, and Mr Stevens is from Rufford Park, Newark.

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