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HAVING A MARE: Nine months jail for man who stole horse box

 Published on: 6th December 2021   |   By: Court Reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man who stole a horse box in Chorleywood and then led police on a car chase last April has been handed a prison sentence of nine months.

Kadri Raghip, 42, of Oxford Close, Enfield pled guilty to the charges of theft, dangerous driving and driving with no insurance or licence at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday, November 23.

The incident itself took place on April 8 this year where Raghip stole the horse box by hooking to a Peugeot car he was not allowed to drive.

Father of five Raghip agreed to the theft on the instruction of a group of travellers to who he owed £20,000 after they’d supplied him with cocaine. This was supposed to be part of repaying his debt.

But the plan went wrong quickly when he caught the attention of a police patrol vehicle.

The court heard that after refusing to pull over, Raghip then led police on a chase through High Wycombe, travelling over the speed limit, going the wrong way round a roundabout and jumping three sets of red lights.

Eventually police were able to stop him. Fortunately, no horse was inside the box at the time of the theft. 

In addition to the nine months prison sentence, Recorder Steven Lannard has also disqualified Raghip from driving for two-and-a-half years and ordered that he must take an extended driving test after the ban before he can get back on the road.

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