Rural crime blitz ends with jail terms for four men
Date of alert:
Thursday, 13 January 2022
JAIL sentences have been handed to four men brought to justice after police targeted criminals involved in rural crime across Cumbria, often targeting high-value vehicles.
The crime group's targets included Land Rovers and a £35,000 motor-home, stolen from the owner's driveway in Portinscale village, near Keswick.
At Carlisle Crown Court today, a judge sentenced four men for their roles in the offending, much of which happened in the Keswick area.
Chief among them was 33-year-old Patrick Young, formerly of Firlands, Stanwix, who repeatedly attempted to sell on the vehicles he stole in the north-east.