EIGHT men charged with conspiring to steal hi-tech farm machinery and tractors worth hundreds of thousands of pounds appeared in Chester Crown Court yesterday.
But prosecutors claimed more suspects could be charged, so proceedings were adjourned.
Andrew Devine, 24, of Meeanee Drive, Nantwich; Paul Edwards, 26, of David Street, Castle; Ben Gee, 20, of Clifton Drive, Leftwich; Shaun Higgins, 39, of Braemar Avenue, Northwich; Jamie Meredith, 22, of Rookery Rise, Winsford; Liam McGuigan, 19, of Hesketh Drive, Lostock Gralam and Christopher Smalley, 26, of Fernlea Road, Marston were all released on bail.
Peter Illidge, 26, of Wilson Crescent, Lostock Gralam was remanded in custody by the judge. The group is due to reappear at Chester Crown Court on July 6.