THE trial of a man accused of aggravated burglary has been adjourned.

Ben Derek Shields (29), of Bewick Lane, Ovingham, had pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing at Newcastle Crown Court to a charge relating to an incident on August 8, 2018.

Shields is accused of stealing £103 from a house in Mickley, while armed with a screwdriver.

The two-day trial was due to start on Tuesday, but was adjourned until February 24.