Men jailed in £1m car theft conspiracy

Wed, 14 May 2014

Shanwaz Khan, 30, Erdington, and four other men have been handed prison sentences for their involvement in a car theft conspiracy.

The five men have all been linked to 82 stolen cars, mostly from across the West Midlands. Some of the cars were taken from people’s driveways but others were taken in car-jackings. The stolen vehicles parts were then sold on eBay.  

Det Con Mo Azir, the Investigating officer, said: “This was a vast criminal operation. Those involved showed a complete disregard for the trail of destruction and misery their victims suffered”. Detectives received tip-offs that Shanwaz Khan was involved in a car theft ring, and spent six months investigating the crimes.

Shanwaz Khan has been sentenced to seven years in prison after admitting conspiracy to commit burglary and handle stolen goods. Wajid Khan, 24, Erdington, and Seyed Khan, Erdington, admitted conspiracy to handle stolen goods and were both sentenced to 30 months. Ross Dunham, 21, and Matthew Dunham, 24, both from Coventry, were jailed for five years and 39 months respectively.

Please click here to read the article as reported by the Birmingham Mail.

Please click here to view the profiles of Talbir Singh (defending), Tim Pole (defending), and Lynette McClement (prosecuting).

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