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A Lismore man will stand trial in the District Court over three alleged break and enters in his home town last year.

Shane Andrew Mitchell appeared in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday via video-link from Junee prison.

He was represented by his solicitor Rachael Thomas.

Police allege on September 27, 34 year-old Mr Mitchell broke into a Uralba Street unit, knowing that the occupant was home at the time.

Then on October 19, it is alleged Mr Mitchell broke into a home on Bright Street, East Lismore, knowing people were home.

On October 23, police allege Mr Mitchell broke into a residence on Brown Street, Lismore, when he was aware that people were home.

On Tuesday the court heard after negotiations with the defence, the Director of Public Prosecutions was withdrawing charges of break and enter and commit a serious indictable offence and aggravated break and enter with intent knowing people were there.

Magistrate David Heilpern adjourned Mr Mitchell’s matters until June 7, in Lismore District Court, when he will be committed to stand trial.

Ms Thomas did not apply for bail which was formally refused by Mr Heilpern.

Mr Mitchell will appear via video-link in the District Court on June 7.

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