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Criminals to pay back £250,000

A prolific family of car thieves have been ordered to pay back a quarter of a million pounds of their criminal gains.

On Friday at Northampton Crown Court, the judge ordered the family, to pay back £253,322 or face longer prison terms.

The family, Martin Warren, his partner Jacqueline Neal, and their two sons Christopher Neal and Jason Warren, all from Crawshaws Road in Birmingham, were originally sentenced in February 2013.

They ran a criminal business, with Land Rovers being stolen, netting them in excess of £1 million between 2005 and 2010.

The investigation, which began in August 2010, revealed Land Rovers had been stolen from across four counties, including in Newnham and Lower Boddington.

In February Martin Warren, 52, was found guilty of conspiracy to steal, convert and conceal criminal property. He was sentenced to nine years in jail. Last week, at a proceeds of crime hearing, he was ordered to pay back £159,928 within 30 months.

Jacqueline Neal, 53, was found guilty of conspiracy to convert and conceal criminal property. She was sentenced to two years and nine months. And must now pay back £78,154 within 20 months.

Christopher Neal, 30, was found guilty of conspiracy to convert and conceal criminal property. He was sentenced to two years and ordered to pay back £12,842 in six months.

Jason Warren, 22, was found guilty of conspiracy to convert and conceal criminal property. He was sentenced to one year and six months and has now been ordered to pay back £2,397 within four months.

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, said: “So far, through our Proceeds of Crime Act grants scheme, we have supported a wide range of schemes and organisations who are using the money to help tackle the blight of crime in their communities or give victims the help and support they need.”

 

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