Mine union leaders accused of stealing £150,000 from charity to appear in court

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TWo leaders of the breakaway miners’ union UDM are to appear in court next week charged with the theft of nearly £150,000 from a charity which ran a care home for sick and elderly miners.

Neil Greatrex and Mick Stevens are accused of diverting money from the Notts Miners’ Home Charity to pay for improvements to their own homes.

NMAC Mick Stevens UDM Official

NMAC Mick Stevens UDM Official

The charity’s primary purpose was to run a convalescent home at Chapel St Leonards, near Skegness in Lincolnshire.

Both pleaded not guilty when they appeared in court in March last year.

They are due to appear at Notts Crown Court on Monday 19th March. The trial is expected to last three weeks.

Read next week’s Worksop Guardian for more on the trial