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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 May, 2005, 12:52 GMT 13:52 UK
Eubank set for lorry moving trial
Chris Eubank
Chris Eubank was world champion for several years in the 1990s
Former world champion boxer Chris Eubank is to face trial over allegations he illegally moved a beer lorry he said was blocking a road.

Mr Eubank, 38, of Upper Drive, Hove, denied aggravated vehicle taking and driving without insurance, at Brighton Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

He will now face a trial at the same court on 1 September.

Mr Eubank is accused of climbing into a Volvo lorry in Sydney Street, Brighton, on 21 February and driving it away.

He has previously claimed the lorry was blocking a road he wanted to drive along when he was taking his children to school.

Requested trial

Another charge Mr Eubank damaged a Give Way sign while driving the truck has been dropped.

The former world super-middleweight champion had argued he wanted the case to go to Crown Court because he wanted to be tried by "a jury of my peers".

At Wednesday's hearing District Judge Anne Arnold ruled the case was suitable for summary trial at the magistrates court.

Legal arguments in the case will be heard in a separate hearing at the same court on 2 June.




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