Two men in court charged with charity theft

One of the men charged with theft arrives at court
Neil Greatrex arrives at court Photo: ITV Central News

The two men are accused of diverting £150,000 from the charity, which ran a convalescent home in Lincolnshire.

Mick Stevens
Mick Stevens, accused of theft, arrives at Nottingham Crown Court Credit: ITV Central News

Neil Greatrex, 59, the former president of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers,and Mick Stevens, 59, general secretary of the union's Nottinghamshire branch, are alleged to have used the charity money to pay for improvements to their homes.

The trial at Nottingham Crown Court is expected to last more than two weeks.