A MAN accused of robbery had his charges dismissed due to a lack of evidence but awaits sentencing for dangerous driving offences in the meantime.

Callum Kerr, 28, of Burn Street in Longtown, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court on September 29 to enter pleas to seven charges.

Two were the robbery of a Rolex watch and a red Mercedes car and one was having an article with a blade or point in public, specifically St Nicholas Gate retail park in Carlisle. He pleaded not guilty to all of these charges.

But Kerr pleaded guilty to two counts of dangerous driving – one of a red Mercedes and another of a Mitsubishi Shogun in Carlisle – and two counts of driving while disqualified in the same cars.

These incidents happened in June this year.

Currently, Kerr faces sentencing for other summary offences which he pleaded guilty to previously, namely driving without proper third-party insurance in June this year.

Recorder Julian Shaw, the presiding judge, entered not guilty verdicts for the robbery and bladed article charges, due to a lack of evidence.

Kerr’s sentencing has been adjourned to November 27, 2023, when he will also be sentenced for the other offences to which he entered guilty pleas.

In the meantime, he remains in custody.