FOUR SUSPECTS have denied breaking into a coffee shop and stealing a quantity of money.

David Campbell, 43, Mark Devlin, 42, Margaret Campbell, 30, and James Coia, 37, pleaded not guilty today to the alleged break-in at D’Nisi Coffee Shop, Kirkintilloch.

Prosecutors claim the four broke into the premises and “stole a quantity of money, force open a lockfast place and steal a quality of money” in March this year.

Campbell, of Kirkintilloch allegedly assaulted PC Lindsay McCafferty by striking her on the head with a crowbar to her injury.

He is also said to have resisted or obstructed officers by struggling violently, lashing out and locking himself in a toilet to avoid detection.

Campbell faces a final two charges of acting in a threatening or abusive manner and the unlawful possession of a crowbar.

Margaret Campbell faces two further charges of the unlawful possession of a knife a breaching a bail curfew.

Devlin is also charged with breaching his curfew.

Campbell, who is on remand, appeared in person to plead not guilty to the charges at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

The other suspects, all from Kirkintilloch, had their not guilty pleas tendered by their lawyers due to the coronavirus outbreak.

A further hearing was set for August this year by Sheriff Joseph Platt who granted Campbell bail meantime.