Sentence review for Sunderland Nissan thieves after courtroom blunder

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NINE men at the centre of a large-scale Nissan theft scam could see their jail terms slashed after a prosecution courtroom blunder.

In January, the conspirators were given prison sentences of up to five years, on the basis the satellite navigation systems they had been stealing were worth more than £2,500 each.

But Newcastle Crown Court heard yesterday that defence teams, who had objected to the high value put on the stolen items, have since found out the true cost per system is just over £250 – 10 times less.

 

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