The son of former Birmingham City and England football star Trevor Francis has gone on trial accused of breaking into a cottage in the grounds of a mansion in Warwickshire.
James Francis is alleged to have stolen designer goods from the home of former Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie. He denies the charge of burglary, the case continues.
Karen Griggs reports.
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