Trial set after burglaries at Carpenders Park Nursery

A trial has been set concerning the theft of £5,000 worth of garden products and furniture over a five-year period from Carpenders Park Nursery & Garden Centre in Watford.

Two men are accused of receiving the stolen items but pleaded not guilty at St Albans Crown Court on Monday.
A two-day trial will take place on 16 February.

The products discovered included many small-value items such as a roll of Mypex, a collection of 50 pots and a couple of bags of compost with Carpenders' old labels attached.

Carpenders owner Abdul Bharmal said: "The burglaries were a real wake-up call for us. We now have better fencing and more CCTV and we make sure items are locked away. We realised we need to stock take more regularly."


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