TWO men have appeared in court in connection with raids on jewellery shops in Bradford and Yeadon.

Andrew Smith, 32, and Martin Strickland, 39, were brought from custody for a brief hearing at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court today.

The pair appeared to answer charges of robbery and attempted robbery, and burglary and attempted burglary.

The charges relate to two incidents on Wednesday in which jewellers shops were targeted in separate strikes just over five hours apart.  Read the full article here: Two Bradford men appear in court over jewellery shop raids.