Lymm diesel thieves jailed

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THREE men who stole diesel from lorries across Lymm and Cheshire have been jailed.

The men, Mihalache Covasa, Tudorel Durbaca and Costel Durbaca, from Manchester, were imprisoned following a five day trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

The jury heard there had been an increase in these types of offences in early 2013, particularly around the A50 between Mere and Lymm and on the A556 between Tabley and Bowden.

Between 200 to 600 litres of diesel were stolen at a time from lorries while their drivers slept in the cab in lay-bys and dervice station car parks.

The three men were sentenced on December 13 at Liverpool Crown Court.

Mihalache Covasa, aged 45, previously of Oldham Road, Newton Heath, Manchester was found guilty of conspiring to steal from heavy goods vehicles. He was then sentenced to two years six months imprisonment.

Tudorel Durbaca, aged 49, also of Oldham Road, Newton Heath, Manchester was sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment.

Costel Durbaca, aged 44 also of Oldham Road, Newton Heath, Manchester was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

PC Mike Dawber, from the Knutsford Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "They stole tens of thousands of litres of diesel from lorries parked up under the cover of darkness over a period of 15 months.

“They never thought about the consequences of their actions, and on a couple of occasions they completely emptied the fuel tanks of lorries, leaving lorries ad their drivers stranded in lay-bys and needing to be recovered to a garage."

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12:51pm Tue 31 Dec 13

mostofushere says...

Pond Life....Pure bacteria of society.
Pond Life....Pure bacteria of society. mostofushere

7:00pm Tue 31 Dec 13

old-codger says...

With a face that ugly he wouldn't get served at a petrol station, They come to this country and bring their bad habits with them, They should be deported when the prison sentence has been served.
With a face that ugly he wouldn't get served at a petrol station, They come to this country and bring their bad habits with them, They should be deported when the prison sentence has been served. old-codger

7:45pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Brick Bazooka says...

old-codger wrote:
With a face that ugly he wouldn't get served at a petrol station, They come to this country and bring their bad habits with them, They should be deported when the prison sentence has been served.
I would usually agree with you but just because their surnames aren't English doesn't mean they are not English.
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: With a face that ugly he wouldn't get served at a petrol station, They come to this country and bring their bad habits with them, They should be deported when the prison sentence has been served.[/p][/quote]I would usually agree with you but just because their surnames aren't English doesn't mean they are not English. Brick Bazooka

12:22pm Wed 1 Jan 14

SickAndTired2 says...

Brick Bazooka wrote:
old-codger wrote:
With a face that ugly he wouldn't get served at a petrol station, They come to this country and bring their bad habits with them, They should be deported when the prison sentence has been served.
I would usually agree with you but just because their surnames aren't English doesn't mean they are not English.
Don't let the facts get in the way of a good old British bigotted rant though... However, I do agree that they are pure bacteria.
[quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: With a face that ugly he wouldn't get served at a petrol station, They come to this country and bring their bad habits with them, They should be deported when the prison sentence has been served.[/p][/quote]I would usually agree with you but just because their surnames aren't English doesn't mean they are not English.[/p][/quote]Don't let the facts get in the way of a good old British bigotted rant though... However, I do agree that they are pure bacteria. SickAndTired2

3:45pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Freeborn John says...

I see that the self righteous brigade have sprung into action at the outrageous suggestion that the gentlemen in question are not originally from these shores.
It must be hug a migrant criminal week.
I see that the self righteous brigade have sprung into action at the outrageous suggestion that the gentlemen in question are not originally from these shores. It must be hug a migrant criminal week. Freeborn John

4:05pm Thu 2 Jan 14

PageA says...

Freeborn John wrote:
I see that the self righteous brigade have sprung into action at the outrageous suggestion that the gentlemen in question are not originally from these shores.
It must be hug a migrant criminal week.
The story doesn't mention anything about their citizenship status Freeborn John. That's an assumption that has been made. If he was a black male, would you comment on the colour of his skin? Most rational people have moved beyond the stage that you and others seem to be stuck. People of different nationalities, colours, faiths, creeds, height, weight, sex and football team allegiance are capable of committing crime. They're not 'bad habits from abroad' they're human failings that each community possess.
[quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: I see that the self righteous brigade have sprung into action at the outrageous suggestion that the gentlemen in question are not originally from these shores. It must be hug a migrant criminal week.[/p][/quote]The story doesn't mention anything about their citizenship status Freeborn John. That's an assumption that has been made. If he was a black male, would you comment on the colour of his skin? Most rational people have moved beyond the stage that you and others seem to be stuck. People of different nationalities, colours, faiths, creeds, height, weight, sex and football team allegiance are capable of committing crime. They're not 'bad habits from abroad' they're human failings that each community possess. PageA

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