A CARDIGAN man has appeared in court to deny stealing a mobile phone.

Steven David Whitfield, of Williams Row, Cardigan, appeared before magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre to plead not guilty to stealing a Galaxy 6 phone worth £180 from a shop in Cardigan on May 17.

The 44-year-old was granted unconditional bail and will reappear before the bench for trial on January 17.