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Thurnscoe man sentenced for cable theft

Thursday January 21 2016


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A THURNSCOE man has been sentenced for his connection to a gang that admitted to more than 35 cable thefts that cost Network Rail over £1 million.

Jaime Beardmore, 23, of Brunswick Street, was sentenced alongside six others (five from the same family) who formed a gang to carry out the thefts in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire between February 2013 and December 2013.

Detective Inspector Mick Dawes said: “The gang targeted areas of the rail network which were remote and difficult to access without knowledge.

“They travelled the country in what was a well-planned and organised operation.”

Beardmore had conspiracy charges against him dropped to just one count of theft and received a 12 month sentence suspended for two years.

He must also complete 100 hours community service and he is subject to a 12 month supervision order.

The other men, from Doncaster and Lincolnshire, received jail sentences totalling 12 years.

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Reply Posted by Adrian on Friday January 22 2016 at 01:21
So if I've got this right, him and his mates cost the rail network over a million quid, not to mention the disruption caused to services and he only got a 12 month SUSPENDED sentence! ... Oh hang on, 100 hours community service as well.. Well that should teach him a valuable lesson! Smh