Car chase man admits possession of firearms

Car chase man admits possession of firearms

Car chase man admits possession of firearms

First published in News

A MAN who led police on a chase through the streets of Southend because he was in possession of stolen firearms has pleaded guilty at court.

Mark Box, 29, of no fixed address, admitted receiving the stolen firearms, possessing firearms without a licence and possessing shotguns without a certificate.

He also admitted driving dangerously through the streets of Southend on May 13 while he tried to escape from police, and driving while disqualified.

Box drove off in a Volkswagen van after officers came calling when 83 guns worth £10,000 were stolen from the back of a lorry in Basildon.

His van hit a police car in Blenheim Chase, Leigh, just before 11am.

The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and was later discovered near a hotel in Eastern Esplanade, Southend.

Box was eventually arrested after a county-wide manhunt.

He appeared at Basildon Crown Court alongside Jason Balding, 33, of Nicholson Crescent, Benfleet, who also admitted receiving the stolen firearms, possessing firearms without a licence and possessing shotguns without a certificate.

Also appearing were Daniel Harris, 33, of Godman Road, Chadwell St Mary; Ashley Henry, 27, of no fixed address; Ryan Heapy, 24, of Hobart Road, Tilbury, and Matthew Wells, 28, of Godman Road, Chadwell St Mary.

All four admitted stealing firearms between April 18 and April 20 and possessing firearms without a licence and possessing shotguns without a certificate on the same date.

The firearms were stolen from the back of a lorry as it was parked overnight in Swinbourne Road, on the Burnt Mills Industrial Estate, on April 18 while its driver stopped for a rest.

He was driving the cargo from Devon to France, but was first making pick-ups in the east.

Officers have now recovered the majority of the 24 shotguns and 59 rifles – intended to be used for sports such as clay pigeon shooting.

Two other men – Eric Rudanec, 52, of Southchurch Avenue, Southend, and Marcus Ireson, 28, from Grays – denied receiving the stolen firearms, possessing shotguns without a certificate and possessing firearms without a licence.

They will stand trial on November 24.

The other defendants will be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court once Rudanec and Ireson’s trial has concluded.

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8:41am Tue 5 Aug 14

RuleBritania says...

Mark Box is one of the biggest wastes of life our town has ever produced.
I'm very pleased to see he is having the rubbish life he deserves, hopefully he will rot away in a cell for many years to come.
Mark Box 0 Karma 1
Mark Box is one of the biggest wastes of life our town has ever produced. I'm very pleased to see he is having the rubbish life he deserves, hopefully he will rot away in a cell for many years to come. Mark Box 0 Karma 1 RuleBritania
  • Score: 19

10:05am Tue 5 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

they've got a nerve prosecuting him to be honest..... after the merry dance he led the police for hours armed with helicopters and high powered pursuit vehicles, in nothing more than an old decorators van, you would think they would want to slip away quietly, tail between legs......
they've got a nerve prosecuting him to be honest..... after the merry dance he led the police for hours armed with helicopters and high powered pursuit vehicles, in nothing more than an old decorators van, you would think they would want to slip away quietly, tail between legs...... pembury53
  • Score: -11

10:18am Tue 5 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

pembury53 wrote:
they've got a nerve prosecuting him to be honest..... after the merry dance he led the police for hours armed with helicopters and high powered pursuit vehicles, in nothing more than an old decorators van, you would think they would want to slip away quietly, tail between legs......
Trouble is today the Police are too worried about damaging police vehicles and other vehicles/property/pe
rsons, as we know an expensive court case will follow, where as the common scum don't care, so its one sided, bring back the Jack Regan days, no messing, even if he did get into trouble with Haskins sometimes, bang this one and his mates up for a long stretch, and the police do get the credit for sussing this robbery out pretty fast.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: they've got a nerve prosecuting him to be honest..... after the merry dance he led the police for hours armed with helicopters and high powered pursuit vehicles, in nothing more than an old decorators van, you would think they would want to slip away quietly, tail between legs......[/p][/quote]Trouble is today the Police are too worried about damaging police vehicles and other vehicles/property/pe rsons, as we know an expensive court case will follow, where as the common scum don't care, so its one sided, bring back the Jack Regan days, no messing, even if he did get into trouble with Haskins sometimes, bang this one and his mates up for a long stretch, and the police do get the credit for sussing this robbery out pretty fast. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 8

12:56pm Tue 5 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
they've got a nerve prosecuting him to be honest..... after the merry dance he led the police for hours armed with helicopters and high powered pursuit vehicles, in nothing more than an old decorators van, you would think they would want to slip away quietly, tail between legs......
Trouble is today the Police are too worried about damaging police vehicles and other vehicles/property/pe

rsons, as we know an expensive court case will follow, where as the common scum don't care, so its one sided, bring back the Jack Regan days, no messing, even if he did get into trouble with Haskins sometimes, bang this one and his mates up for a long stretch, and the police do get the credit for sussing this robbery out pretty fast.
I'm with you there, a bit of 70's style policing 'sweeney style' is exactly what we need..... all this PC c**p is just a criminals charter, frankly
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: they've got a nerve prosecuting him to be honest..... after the merry dance he led the police for hours armed with helicopters and high powered pursuit vehicles, in nothing more than an old decorators van, you would think they would want to slip away quietly, tail between legs......[/p][/quote]Trouble is today the Police are too worried about damaging police vehicles and other vehicles/property/pe rsons, as we know an expensive court case will follow, where as the common scum don't care, so its one sided, bring back the Jack Regan days, no messing, even if he did get into trouble with Haskins sometimes, bang this one and his mates up for a long stretch, and the police do get the credit for sussing this robbery out pretty fast.[/p][/quote]I'm with you there, a bit of 70's style policing 'sweeney style' is exactly what we need..... all this PC c**p is just a criminals charter, frankly pembury53
  • Score: 6

2:04pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

RuleBritania wrote:
Mark Box is one of the biggest wastes of life our town has ever produced.
I'm very pleased to see he is having the rubbish life he deserves, hopefully he will rot away in a cell for many years to come.
Mark Box 0 Karma 1
Everyone deserves a second chance.
[quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: Mark Box is one of the biggest wastes of life our town has ever produced. I'm very pleased to see he is having the rubbish life he deserves, hopefully he will rot away in a cell for many years to come. Mark Box 0 Karma 1[/p][/quote]Everyone deserves a second chance. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -13

8:09pm Tue 5 Aug 14

beaulocks says...

Oh boxy, Where did it all go wrong?

Apart from the national healths, you were so cute until you were about 6.

I could always see where you were going to end up, unlike yourself who can't see f all lol.
Oh boxy, Where did it all go wrong? Apart from the national healths, you were so cute until you were about 6. I could always see where you were going to end up, unlike yourself who can't see f all lol. beaulocks
  • Score: 4

8:22pm Tue 5 Aug 14

andyman1971 says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
RuleBritania wrote:
Mark Box is one of the biggest wastes of life our town has ever produced.
I'm very pleased to see he is having the rubbish life he deserves, hopefully he will rot away in a cell for many years to come.
Mark Box 0 Karma 1
Everyone deserves a second chance.
You complete idiot... do you realise what your saying. This man stole real firearms that can be used to commit serious crime not to mention actually killing some one!
He then made off from police in a high speed chase... Yea let's give him a second chance. What will he do next!
Perhaps you need to wake up and smell the coffee and be the victim of serious crime too. Am sure you'll come back with some stupid answer!

Can I suggest you go get a job, gain respect for society then perhaps think of what your saying. Idiots like you ruin this beautiful country.

I did 14 years in the British army and idiots like you didn't last 5 minutes as they had no back Bone. Go on, please reply and make a total fool of yourself!
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RuleBritania[/bold] wrote: Mark Box is one of the biggest wastes of life our town has ever produced. I'm very pleased to see he is having the rubbish life he deserves, hopefully he will rot away in a cell for many years to come. Mark Box 0 Karma 1[/p][/quote]Everyone deserves a second chance.[/p][/quote]You complete idiot... do you realise what your saying. This man stole real firearms that can be used to commit serious crime not to mention actually killing some one! He then made off from police in a high speed chase... Yea let's give him a second chance. What will he do next! Perhaps you need to wake up and smell the coffee and be the victim of serious crime too. Am sure you'll come back with some stupid answer! Can I suggest you go get a job, gain respect for society then perhaps think of what your saying. Idiots like you ruin this beautiful country. I did 14 years in the British army and idiots like you didn't last 5 minutes as they had no back Bone. Go on, please reply and make a total fool of yourself! andyman1971
  • Score: 10

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