A MAN has pleaded not guilty at Reading Crown Court to stealing tools from two car showrooms.

Biondino Fappiano, 41, of Barton Road in Oxford, denied three counts of burglary today (February 13).

On January 15 last year, an intruder stole tools from the Marshall Volkswagen dealership in Rose Kiln Lane, Reading.

Fappiano stands charged with burglarising the showroom, and with two counts relating to a separate break-in at a Lexus dealership - also in Rose Kiln Lane.

The Lexus burglary occurred on October 2, 2022.

The trial is expected to begin in the last week of September.