BRU­TAL PORSCHE GANG JAILED

GARAGE BOSS AT­TACKED WITH MA­CHETE

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By ANDREW ROBIN­SON

A MANCH­ESTER gang in­volved in a rob­bery where a garage boss was pis­tol-whipped and gagged for rare Porsche parts have been jailed.

The armed rob­bery was car­ried out at a garage in Leeds in Septem­ber 2015.

The garage owner was re­pair­ing a red Porsche Car­rera GT, val­ued be­tween £600,000 and £800,000, when he was tar­geted.

A man called Fazal Wah­seem had taken own­er­ship of a num­ber of parts for the Porsche in set­tle­ment of a debt owed by the pre­vi­ous owner.

Wah­seem and an­other man, Owen Wal­cott, vis­ited the premises ear­lier that month to ar­range sell­ing the parts to the car’s ex­ist­ing owner.

They be­came aware of where Porsche parts were be­ing stored.

Shortly af­ter 3.30pm on Satur­day, Septem­ber 26, two other men vis­ited the work­shop and asked about the cost of a car re­pair.

They re­turned to a parked white van, which was seen on CCTV driv­ing back and forth wait­ing for the area to clear.

The van then re­versed up to the roller door of the unit.

The two men en­tered and con­fronted the vic­tim.

One pointed a gun at his head and threat­ened him, de­mand­ing ‘the red parts.’ The vic­tim was pushed back onto an of­fice chair and his hands bound with cable ties.

He was pis­tol-whipped about the head, caus­ing in­juries and was struck with a ma­chete, caus­ing a deep lac­er­a­tion to his left side.

The pair loaded Porsche parts, worth £140,000, into the van and left.

The ve­hi­cle, which was later re­cov­ered in Manch­ester, had been on false plates at the time of the of­fence.

En­quiries showed the van had been hired by Owen Wal­cott.

Fur­ther en­quiries linked Wal­cott and Wah­seem to the of­fence, along with Wal­cott’s brother Harry Ma­honey.

De­tec­tives then linked three oth­ers, Jenna Davies, her cousin Mark Davies and Kai Kennedy, to the rob­bery.

All six were charged to ap­pear at Leeds Mag­is­trates in Novem­ber 2018 but Wal­cott and Wah­seem failed to at­tend and went on the run.

Wal­cott was lo­cated in Bul­garia and ar­rested by Bul­gar­ian po­lice and ex­tra­dited back to the UK in April this year.

Wah­seem, from Sh­effield, is still wanted by po­lice.

The case ap­peared at Leeds Crown Court for trial in Septem­ber this year.

Mark Davies pleaded guilty to con­spir­acy to com­mit rob­bery, along with Sec­tion 20 as­sault and pos­ses­sion of an im­i­ta­tion firearm.

Davies, 36, of Pen­dragon Place, Failsworth, was sen­tenced to 13 years for the rob­bery con­spir­acy, with con­cur­rent terms of 43 months and 16 months re­spec­tively for the firearm and as­sault of­fences.

Wal­cott, Kennedy and Jenna Davies pleaded not guilty but were con­victed fol­low­ing a trial.

Kennedy, 22, of Brew­ster Street, Harpurhey, was given 12 years and six months for the con­spir­acy with con­cur­rent terms of 11 years for Sec­tion 18 as­sault and six months for pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon.

Ma­honey 28, of Moor­field Drive, Hyde, was sen­tenced to ten years and nine months af­ter ad­mit­ting a con­spir­acy charge.

Davies, 34, of Moor­field Drive, Hyde, was jailed for six years and Wal­cott, 42, of Kings­bridge Road, Manch­ester, was sen­tenced to 13 years im­pris­on­ment af­ter ad­mit­ting the same of­fence at Leeds Crown Court.

Mark Davies

Owen Wal­cott

Jenna Davies

Kai Kennedy

Fazal Wah­seem

Harry Ma­honey

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