Thu, 09 Apr 2015
David Mason QC, Michelle Heeley and Richard Gibbs, members of No5 Chambers Crime Group have prosecuted a gang who attempted to raid a cashpoint, and led police on a high-speed chase in September last year.
The gang were attempting to break into an ATM machine in Kenilworth, but used the wrong tools and woke up local residents. They then tried to flee from the police in a stolen Audi, and a high-speed chase ensued. Richard Gibbs said: “Once the Audi was aware of the presence of this vehicle behind it accelerated at speed, in excess of 150mph.” The men were tracked to a block of flats in Mile Oak, near Tamworth.
Pedro Taylor-Powell, 30 and Jason Hadley, 27 were both jailed for 3 years.
Getaway driver Dean Beech, 37, was jailed for 12 years, and Mark Kirk, 34, was jailed for 11 and a half years. Both sentences include a 10-year term for a conspiracy to commit robbery sentence after a separate raid on a jewellers.
A fifth man, Darren Bowman, 47, was also handed a 6 year jail sentence for conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the jeweller raid.