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Men in court over Dawlish holiday camp axe raid

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: February 21, 2014

A former employee of a Dawlish holiday park has appeared in court with two men who are accused of robbing it last summer.

Joshua Youens-Stunell was in the dock with Michael Kelly and Karl Daniels, who are both accused of carrying out the £12,000 raid in which a member of staff at the Golden Sands Park was allegedly threatened with an axe.

All three men appeared at Exeter Crown Court where their case were adjourned to a plea and case management hearing in April, which is likely to be followed by a trial later in the summer.

None of the defendants were required to enter pleas at this hearing, at which Judge Erik Salomonsen set down a timetable for the progress of the case.

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Michael Kelly, aged 21, of Littiatt Lane, Bath, has denied robbing holiday park employee Timothy Harrison on August 27 last year.

Karl Daniels, aged 35, of Wookey, Somerset, is charged with the same offence.

Former employee Youens-Stunell, aged 39, of Fore Street, Seaton, East Devon, has been charged with stealing £8,370.07 from Golden Sands.

The court was told the indictment may be amended when the case returns for pleas to be taken.

Judge Salomonsen remanded Kelly and Daniels in custody and released Youens-Stunell on bail.

The case follows an alleged axe raid on the holiday complex’s office on the day after last summer’s August bank holiday in which £12,000 cash was stolen.

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