Curtis Cocky Warren seen at court after being accused of breaching crime order

Curtis Warren was spotted outside court today (December 15) after being accused of breaching the terms of a Serious Crime Prevention order.

The 60-year-old arrived at Liverpool Magistrates Court accused of 11 counts of failing to comply with the order. He is said to have breached the terms following his release from prison in November last year.

He was arrested by the National Crime Agency in Boldon Colliery, South Tyneside in July, and was charged in November. Warren, a former nightclub bouncer, appeared in court today to confirm his name and date of birth before charges were read to him, LiverpoolEcho reports.

Anthony Barraclough, Warren's long-time barrister, said no indication of a plea would be given at this stage. The ex-con, who was given the nickname Cocky, wore a black Nike tracksuit. He was asked to take his hands out of his pockets after speaking to confirm his name and date of birth in court.

The charges allege he failed to notify the authorities of a change of communication device, of his use of credit cards, that he had set up a business, the true nature of that business and of his application for a passport.

He is accused of breaching the order by having more than £1,000 in his possession and failing to declare his income. He is also charged with breaches by failing to notify the authorities he had access to multiple vehicles, of his travel arrangements while out of the UK, that he was away from his home address for more than 24 hours and that he changed his home address.

District Judge Paul Healey sent the case to Liverpool Crown Court. He said: "My view is it is too serious to be dealt with in the magistrates’ court so is going to be sent to Liverpool Crown Court for trial."

A plea hearing has been set at Liverpool Crown Court for January 12.

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