Preston car theft ring member faces financial probe
A member of a car theft ring will have to pay some of his ill gotten gains back.
The conspiracy was exposed when a security tracker on a stolen Mercedes raised an alarm on Skeffington Road, Preston, where the ‘chop shop’ at the centre of the operation was discovered.
He is currently serving five years in jail.
Judge Andrew Jefferies QC, sitting at Preston Crown Court, ruled a Proceeds iof Crime hearing must take place on - or before - March 6.
Co defendant James Batchelor was arrested on warrant and received four years imprisonment, while Mohammed Khan was sentenced in his absence to five years.