Charity theft charge

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A TAXI driver from Accrington has been charged with stealing £70 collected for the Help for Heroes charity.

Perveaz Younis (28), of Marsden Street, Accrington, was committed on bail to Preston Crown Court when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with theft of £70 from Kathleen Plant. The money, which had been collected in Clitheroe for the Help the Heroes charity, was allegedly stolen after being left in the back of a taxi.