Car theft gang made £5million
THREE members of an organised crime gang have been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.
The group is estimated to have made £5million between 2011 and 2013 in the theft or the attempted theft of 33 high value vehicles and the export of 85 high value vehicles.
The three members were convicted in June this year following a police investigation, and were sentenced on Friday, July 18.
Khalid Mahmood, 35, of Duffield Lane, Stoke Poges, was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.
He was also sentenced to six years and four months to run concurrently for conspiracy to export motor vehicles out of the country.
He had pleaded guilty to the charges in October, 2013.
Irfan Rehman, aged 41, of New Bedford Road in Luton, was sentenced to three years and nine months for conspiracy to steal motor vehicles to which he had pleaded guilty before the trial at Reading Crown Court began.
Amran Iqbal, aged 39, of Derby Road in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, was found guilty of conspiracy to steal vehicles and was sentenced to three years in prison.
A fourth man, Andrew Murray, aged 50, of Barnard Road in Maidenhead, was found guilty on June 6 of conspiracy to steal vehicles and will be sentenced next month.