Two men involved in a major criminal plot to ‘chop up’ stolen cars have been sentenced.
Shazad Dhean and Tomazz Gutkowski were arrested by Greater Manchester Police as part of Operation Gridiron, which was an investigation into a conspiracy to steal high-powered and luxury cars that were then taken to industrial units and ‘chopped up’ Dhean (born 12/08/1978), of Windgrove Gardens, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, pleaded guilty to handling all of the stolen cars at an earlier hearing.
Gutkowski (born 23/02/1980), of Danley Street, Manchester, pleaded guilty to handling three of the stolen cars at an earlier hearing.
Today, 28 May 2015, they were sentenced at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.
Dhean was jailed for 20 months, and Gutkowski to nine months.
Operation Gridiron was launched by GMP following the theft of as many as 15 high-value cars across Manchester, which were then driven to industrial units and dismantled part by...
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