Ten-man traveller gang behind 200 burglaries who stole luxurious vehicles, weapons and even DOGS jailed for 71 years

Ten-man traveller gang behind 200 burglaries who stole luxurious vehicles, weapons and even DOGS jailed for 71 years

MEMBERS of a violent traveller gang that carried out at £2million crime spree stealing luxurious , gun and even canines have been jailed for 71 yea

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MEMBERS of a violent traveller gang that carried out at £2million crime spree stealing luxurious , gun and even canines have been jailed for 71 years.

The gang dedicated greater than 200 burglaries throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire between February and December final yr.

A traveller gang stole these Labrador puppies
A traveller gang stole these Labrador puppies
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They might smash or drive open doorways and home windows of companies and houses in broad daylight to commit their robberies.

After one crime spree, police discovered seven stolen Labrador puppies and an arsenal of weapons at their traveller web site.

The gang dedicated seven burglaries in sooner or later in July final yr, eight the subsequent and a complete of 50 for the entire month.

Excessive-powered BMWs Audis, firearms, money and jewelry had been stolen, which they might simply disposed of by way of contacts.

Police found the stolen dog at the traveller site
Police discovered the stolen canine on the traveller web site
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The gang also stole a red Audi
The gang additionally stole a purple Audi
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In a single tried theft at a Co-op in Burwell, Cambs. final yr, a gang member drove a stolen purple Audi TTRS by way of a railway crossing to try to get away from police.

When the automobile was recovered on the traveller web site cops discovered the seven stolen puppies and objects from eight separate burglaries.

The gang had put false plates on stolen automobiles and left them in residential parking areas earlier than utilizing them in future crime sprees.

The gang was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court docket by Choose Stephen Holt who described the conspiracy as “probably the most severe” he had ever encountered.

Charlie Albert Webb,left was jailed for five years and John Stanley Loveridge, right, was jailed for six-and-a-half years.
Charlie Albert Webb,left was jailed for 5 years and John Stanley Loveridge, proper, was jailed for six-and-a-half years
Thomas Brown, left, was also found guilty of handling stolen goods and Timothy Stone-Parker, right, was jailed for six-and-a-half years
Thomas Brown, left, was additionally discovered responsible of dealing with stolen items and Timothy Stone-Parker, proper, was jailed for six-and-a-half years
Danny Stone-Parker, left, was jailed for six-and-a-half years and Joseph Holmes, right, was jailed for four years
Danny Stone-Parker, left, was jailed for six-and-a-half years and Joseph Holmes, proper, was jailed for 4 years

9 of the gang had beforehand pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit housebreaking.

  • Charlie Albert Webb, 20, from Newton Flotman, Norfolk was jailed for 5 years.
  • John Eli Loveridge, 42, of Carleton Rode, Norfolk was jailed for seven-and-a-half years.
  • John Stanley Loveridge, 23, of Carleton Rode, Norfolk was jailed for six-and-a-half years.
  • Joseph Holmes, 21, of Willingham, Cambs., was jailed for 4 years.
  • Danny Stone-Parker, 28, of Nice Dunmow, Essex was jailed for six-and-a-half years.
  • Timothy Stone-Parker, 24, of Ely, Cambs., was jailed for six-and-a-half years.
  • Joe John Spencer Loveridge, 19, of Sandy, Beds., was jailed for 4 years.
  • Richard Oakley, 27, of Beck Row, Suffolk was jailed for 5 years.
  • Johnny Oakley, 25, of Beck Row, Suffolk was jailed for five-and-a-half years.
  • Simon Oakley, 45, of Hempnall, Norfolk was discovered responsible of conspiracy to burgle in October and was jailed for 9 years.

Two different males – James Pateman, 55, of no fastened abode, and his brother, Thomas Brown, 54, of Cambridge – had been additionally discovered responsible of dealing with stolen items in October following a trial at Norwich Crown Court docket.

The courtroom heard the boys had been concerned within the disposal of jewelry between March and November final yr.

Pateman was jailed for three-and-a-half years, and Brown for eight years.

A few of the automobiles had been by no means recovered and had been disposed of by way of “chop store” premises the place they’re damaged down into elements on the market or for export.

Johnny Oakley, left, was jailed for five-and-a-half years and
Johnny Oakley, left, was jailed for five-and-a-half years and John Eli Loveridge, proper, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years
Joe John Spencer Loveridge, left, was jailed for four years and Richard Oakley, right, Suffolk was jailed for five years
Joe John Spencer Loveridge, left, was jailed for 4 years and Richard Oakley, proper, Suffolk was jailed for 5 years
Simon Oakley, 45, of Hempnall, Norfolk was found guilty of conspiracy to burgle in October and was jailed for nine years
Simon Oakley was discovered responsible of conspiracy to burgle in October and was jailed for 9 years
Cambridge Police

Many of the burglaries had been on dwelling, however companies and ATMS had been additionally focused.

Norfolk suffered virtually 100 raids and Cambridgeshire had an analogous quantity.

The remaining passed off in Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire.

The courtroom heard the boys had been additionally concerned within the disposal of jewelry between March and November final yr.

The gang would jump break down walls during their raids
The gang would additionally steal ATMs
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Weapons were found in the boot of the stolen red Audi
Weapons had been discovered within the boot of the stolen purple Audi
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The gang used a digger to carry out one of the raids
The gang used a digger to hold out one of many raids
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Detective Inspector Craig Harrison, who led the investigation, stated: “These sentences replicate the dimensions and influence of this gang’s offending.

“Each one in every of their crimes had a sufferer so the trauma and devastation brought on in fairly a brief area of time was immense.

“They clearly had no care in any respect for the influence their offending was having on communities, notably in south and east Cambridgeshire, which had been notably badly hit, and, certainly, throughout the area.”


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