A MAN has denied eight counts of dishonestly claiming he would carry out vehicle restoration work.

At North Tyneside Magistrates' Court last Thursday, Alan MacIntyre (61), of Dicklebourgh, North Suffolk, denied eight charges of fraud by false representation.

He is accused of, between March 1 2012 and October 31 2014 in the village of Wylam, deceiving eight different people of handing over thousands of pounds of work towards vehicle restoration.

In total, it is alleged he made a financial gain of more than £30,000 from his actions.

After pleading not guilty to all eight charges, MacIntrye will appear at Newcastle Crown Court on February 25.