Men accused of Dagenham armed raid to stand trial

Two men accused of carrying out an armed house raid with a sawn-off shotgun, gaffer tape and plastic wrist ties have been ordered to stand trial in March.

Andre Townsend and Antony Briegees, both 41, are said to have carried out the burglary at Clemence Road, Dagenham, on February 11 this year.

Townsend, of Biggs Square, Felstead Street, Hackney, and Briegees, of Fairfoot Road, Bow, both deny aggravated burglary.

Townsend alone further denies possessing a firearm - a shortened shotgun - without a certificate.

They were remanded in custody to stand trial on March 14 next year.