TWO Barnstaple men appeared in court yesterday (Tuesday), each charged with a number of counts of criminal damage estimated at £25,000 after numerous vehicles in the Newport area had their tyres slashed at the weekend. Unemployed Samuel Harvey, aged 18, w

TWO Barnstaple men appeared in court yesterday (Tuesday), each charged with a number of counts of criminal damage estimated at £25,000 after numerous vehicles in the Newport area had their tyres slashed at the weekend.Unemployed Samuel Harvey, aged 18, was refused bail and remanded in custody by North Devon Magistrates, while Benjamin Tucker, a 20-year-old Barnstaple shop assistant, was granted conditional bail. He was told he would have to wear an electronic tag and observe a curfew.The pair were also charged jointly with burglary at Sherry's Tavern, Barnstaple, on September 28, in which £3,700 was allegedly taken.The prosecution and defence both jointly moved for the case to be adjourned until a number of outstanding evidence issues could be resolved, which was agreed. Both men are to appear before North Devon Magistrates again on Thursday, November 27.