Sentencing, guilty verdict for Pirelli tyre theft pair

10th February 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the three men charged with stealing tyres produced at Pirelli’s Dalston Road factory in Carlisle has been found guilty of theft, while an accomplice was handed a two-year community order for his involvement.

Mark Claxton, who pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit theft in August 2015, avoided a prison term thanks to his cooperation in the prosecution of co-conspirator Graham Wait; Claxton is said to have personally gained around £14,000 from the sale of stolen Pirelli tyres on eBay.

Wait, who denied any wrongdoing or involvement in the tyre theft conspiracy, was found guilty by Carlisle Crown Court on 5 February. He will be sentenced in April.

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