THE case against four men charged with conspiracy to steal has been adjourned.

Their arrest follows an investigation into thefts of vehicles, thefts from vehicles alleged to have amounted to more than £25,000 and with allegations that false identifications and number plates were used.

Nathan Boswell, 30, Newbarns Avenue, Ely, Cambridgeshire, appeared at Mold Crown Court in Flintshire from custody.

Bradley Smith, 20, of Bagworth, Leicester; Cyrus Tebbutt, 20, of Upper Temple Court, Leicester and Christopher Casey, 20, of Thurcaston Road, all Leicester, appeared via a live television link from custody.

The defendants are also charged with the theft of a BMW X5 on March 7 at Leicester and two charges of theft on March 8 at Bryn Yorkin in Caergwrle, involving a leaf blower, power tools, clothing and a laptop.

The charges were not put to them after Judge Rhys Rowlands agreed the case should be adjourned until June to give the defence time to decide if it wished to apply to dismiss the charges.

Judge Rowlands said that if the matter went to trial it would be held in September.

All four were remanded in custody in the meantime.