Judge jails gang for stealing thousands of Jammie Dodgers and trailer full of beer

Judge jails gang for stealing thousands of Jammie Dodgers and trailer full of beer

A gang of biscuit thieves have been jailed for swiping £20,000 worth of Jammie Dodgers.

The beloved treats proved too tempting for Paul Price, 35, Keiron Price, 28, Aaron Walsh, 25, Stephen Burrows, 36, and Anthony Edgerton, 35, who all pleaded guilty to getting away with the huge haul and have received sentences ranging from 12 months to 44 months.

Speaking of the heist in South Wales, during which the five convicts tricked a security guard by pretending to be DHL deliverymen, Judge Jonathon Furness QC said: "There was a good quantity of biscuits taken.

He added: "A convoy of vehicles came down to Cwmbran and gained entry to Burtons biscuit factory. There was a significant amount of planning with a series of thefts involving the cloning of number plates so it would not be known these vehicles were stolen."

Two of the five men, Price and Edgerton, also pleaded guilty to stealing a trailer full of nearly 2,000 cases of Carling worth more than £43,000.

Unable to dodge the law, Edgerton told the judge after sentencing: "Sweet, thanks your honour, that'll be lovely."

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