Car theft gang made £5mil­lion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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