Sunderland man admits dealing in illegal cigarettes and tobacco

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A SUNDERLAND crook has admitted dealing in illegal tobacco and cigarettes.

Glenn Chrisp, 40, of Pear Tree Mews, Ashbrooke, Sunderland, was among six people to appear in Newcastle Crown Court yesterday.

The group conspired together to evade duty on the products between January 2010 and October 2012.

Five of them also admitted conspiring to conceal the cash proceeds of the illegal enterprise Chrisp, Kirsten Linney, 22, of High Meadow, Michael Linney, 46, of Mill Dam, Victoria Linney, 42, of Mill Dam, and Paul Lowery, 38, of Malborough Street – all South Shields – pleaded guilty to two conspiracy charges.

Kris Linney, 28 of Albert Road, Jarrow, admitted conspiracy in relation to the evasion of duty and prosecutors accepted his not guilty plea on the cash charge. All six will be sentenced together, along with others who have already admitted their guilt, during a hearing scheduled to last a full day in October.

They were all granted bail in the meantime.

No details of the enterprise were given during the hearing and Judge James Goss QC gave no indication of what the likely sentences would be.