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Maple Cross man jailed for handling high value stolen cars

 Published on: 24th March 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man from Maple Cross was one of three to be jailed for handling high value stolen cars across Hertfordshire today (Friday)

Patrick McDonagh, 23, of Titchbourne, Maple Cross also took part in two burglaries. In one a £45,000 LandRover and £20,000 worth of jewellery was taken.

Over 11 months he handled just over £300,000 worth of cars.

McDonagh was sentenced to seven years four months after pleading guilty at St Albans crown court today conspiracy to handle stolen good and two burglaries.

Anthony Gilheany, 24, of Longfield, Harlow, was jailed for five years. He admitted conspiracy to handle stolen goods, dangerous driving and possession of a knife.

He handled four cars, valued at £80,000, over an eight month period.

Gilheany was banned from driving for six and a half years after, while driving an Audi, he threatened another driver with a knife and told him: “I am going to kill you.”

John Flynn, 26, of Millfield Road, Burnt Oak pleaded guilty to handling an Audi and dangerous driving in which a woman police officer was briefly dragged along the ground. He was also banned from driving for 28 months.

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