Cable gang admit £650,000 theft from railways

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FOUR men, who were part of a six-strong gang, admitted stealing £650,000 of cable from the railway.

The thefts, which affected train lines in Essex, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire and London, caused havoc on the railways.

Christopher Cruz, 33 of Mellow Purgess Close, Laindon, Kris Kreuder 36 of Elizabeth Way, Laindon, Shaun Nembhard, 44 of Coopersales, Basildon and John Newton, 36 of Newberry Side - Laindon, admitted the theft at Blackfriars Crown Court alongside two others.

The gang are now awaiting sentence.

*Full story in Monday's Echo

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4:11pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Cosmo Spring says...

slapped wrists and 'don't do it agains' all round
slapped wrists and 'don't do it agains' all round Cosmo Spring
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4:20pm Fri 25 Jan 13

mr_happy says...

Electroute them.....
Electroute them..... mr_happy
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4:20pm Fri 25 Jan 13

mr_happy says...

I meatnt electrocute them.
I meatnt electrocute them. mr_happy
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4:22pm Fri 25 Jan 13

mr_happy says...

Oh what is wrong with me today and my spelling?

I meant electrocute them.

Thats better.....
Oh what is wrong with me today and my spelling? I meant electrocute them. Thats better..... mr_happy
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4:35pm Fri 25 Jan 13

pwharley says...

Seize all their property as compensation.
Seize all their property as compensation. pwharley
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8:32am Sat 26 Jan 13

r6keith says...

If they stole £650,000 worth of cable what has been the knock on effect with no trains running because of signal problems etc and normal people not getting to work ? Must be millions Lock them up !!!!!
If they stole £650,000 worth of cable what has been the knock on effect with no trains running because of signal problems etc and normal people not getting to work ? Must be millions Lock them up !!!!! r6keith
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9:47am Sat 26 Jan 13

Nebs says...

Who were the other two members of the six strong gang?
Who were the other two members of the six strong gang? Nebs
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10:53am Sat 26 Jan 13

Cosmo Spring says...

Nebs wrote:
Who were the other two members of the six strong gang?
attached to a cable somewhere fried beyond recognition perhaps
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Who were the other two members of the six strong gang?[/p][/quote]attached to a cable somewhere fried beyond recognition perhaps Cosmo Spring
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2:43pm Mon 28 Jan 13

nicknows says...

Bill Lee, 60, who is already serving a jail sentence, and Simon Scott, 45, of no fixed abode but originally from Leeds, West Yorkshire, also pleaded guilty to the same charge.
Bill Lee, 60, who is already serving a jail sentence, and Simon Scott, 45, of no fixed abode but originally from Leeds, West Yorkshire, also pleaded guilty to the same charge. nicknows
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