Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Six charged with conspiracy to rob in St Andrews

Six men have appeared in court charged with conspiracy to rob commercial premises in St Andrews.

Prosecutors claim the men travelled to the Fife town with two stolen motor scooters, tape, knives, sledgehammers, a machete and a meat cleaver.

The men made no plea or declaration when they appeared at separate private hearings at Dundee Sheriff Court.

They were Kevin Mulheron, Paul Hogwood, Peter Attwood, Thomas Slayford, Benson Aluko and Kai McGinley.

Mr Mulheron, 33, is from Glasgow, and Mr Attwood, 43, is of no fixed abode.

Mr Hogwood, 55, Mr Slayford, 19, Mr Aluko, 19, and Mr McGinley, 16, are all from London.

It is alleged that on 2 and 3 March at addresses in Aboyne Street, Glasgow, West Nile Street, Glasgow and Wardlaw Gardens, St Andrews, they conspired to rob a commercial premises in St Andrews.

Prosecutors say they hired a BMW 5 series and travelled to Glasgow before buying a roll of tape and two knives and travelling on to St Andrews.

It is further alleged they transported two stolen motor scooters to St Andrews in a van along with sledgehammers, a machete, a meat cleaver and a knife.

Mr Mulhern, Mr Hogwood, Mr Attwood and Mr McGinley were remanded in custody and will appear in court again next week.

Mr Aluko and Mr Slayford were released on bail ahead of further dates being set.

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