A TRIAL date has been set for five people arrested in connection with a mugging on VE Day.

James Upton, 25, Edward Johnston, 27, Kieron Yates, 19, all of no fixed abode, Jodie Louise Heppenstall, 21, formerly of Princess Street, Barnsley, and Ryan Edward Houlston, 34, formerly of Bank End Avenue, Barnsley, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on June 12.

They were arrested after 41-year-old Rajitkumar Sothilingham, was attacked in the Victorian Arcade on May 8.

His phone and a packet of cigarettes were taken and Rajitkumar was left with face and neck injuries.

The five arrested are set to appear at a trial on November 16, at Sheffield Crown Court.