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.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 5:00 pm

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.

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He is currently serving five years in jail.

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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.