Charity theft case

Former union leader Neil Greatrex, who was found guilty of stealing £150,000 from a miner's charity has been sent to prison for four years

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Mick Stevens (left) and Neil Greatrex (right) arriving at Nottingham Crown Court

Charity theft case

A former union leader accused of stealing £150,000 from a charity has said in court that he signed cheques without seeing invoices.

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Judge summing up in charity "theft" case

The judge in the trial of two union leaders accused of stealing money from a miners' charity to fund improvements at their own houses has begun summing up the case to the jury.

The former President of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers Neil Greatrex & the current UDM general secretary Mick Stevens are charged with stealing £148,000 from the Nottinghamshire Miners' charity, of which both men were trustees.

Both men deny 14 counts of theft.

The trial continues.

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The trial of two former union leaders accused of stealing adjourned

The trial of two former union leaders accused of stealing £150,000 from a charity has been adjourned.

Neil Greatrex, the former president of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers, and Mick Stevens, general secretary of theUunion's Nottinghamshire branch, both deny 14 charges of theft.

The trial will start at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow.

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