A man has appeared in court accused of stealing a high-value piece of machinery during a farm raid. 

A Manitou telehandler, valued at £50,000, was stolen overnight on July 21 last year from a site in Thetford. 

Teddy Redwood, 27, of Canvey Island in Essex, pleaded not guilty to theft at Norwich Magistrates’ Court. He also denied criminal damage to metal gates and a fence post.

He chose for his trial to be heard at Norwich Crown Court.