A 37-YEAR-old denies burglary of a Worcester pharmacy. 

Sam Gleadall, of no fixed abode, appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday, (November 30). 

Gleadall denied a charge of burglary other than dwelling - theft. 

Magistrates heard the prosecution alleges Gleadall entered Lloyds Pharmacy in St Peters Drive, as a trespasser on July 22 this year. 

The defendant is accused of stealing medication from the pharmacy. 

Ghali Khan, prosecuting, said the trial was suitable to be heard at magistrates court, the magistrates agreeing with that assessment. 

Worcester News: DENIAL: Sam Gleadall outside Worcester Magistrates CourtDENIAL: Sam Gleadall outside Worcester Magistrates Court (Image: Sam Greenway/Newsquest)Mark Sheward, defending, said it was the defence's case Gleadall had not committed the burglary and instead the defendant had looked inside the property, when he cut his finger and left blood on the door of the scene. 

Philip Newton, chairman of the magistrates bench, told Gleadall he would need to attend Worcester Magistrates Court at 2pm on February 22 when his trial, expected to last one-and-half-hours, will take place. 

Gleadall was given conditional bail - which includes the conditions he must report at Worcester Police Station once a week and he must not enter Lloyds Pharmacy. 

The defendant was asked if he understood the terms of bail, to which he replied he did, before he was told he was free to leave Courtroom 1.