Man denies stealing tools and fraud

A MAN appeared at Calderdale magistrates court via video link yesterday charged with fraud and stealing tools.

Paul Whatmough, 35, denied making a false representation he would provide building services to gain £1,000, and failing to do so.

The defendant, of New Hey Road, Rastrick, also denied stealing a Sithl petrol cut off saw and blade spanner from Calder Industrial Estate on Bradford Road, Brighouse, valued at £492.99.

Whatmough will return to court via video link on November 3.