Men jailed for string of car thefts including Hyde, Stalybridge and Glossop
Tuesday 18th July 2017 @ 16:50 by Tom Greggan
Hyde News Stalybridge Tameside

Dramatic police dash cam footage has been released by Greater Manchester Police of a high speed chase through Bolton involving a car stolen from Hyde.

It comes as two men have been jailed for string of high-value car thefts across Greater Manchester, including Tameside, and Derbyshire.

28-year-old Samuel Irving and 22-year old Kyle Brindley, both from Newton Heath, were sentenced to a total of eight and half years in prison, while 27-year-old Mark Edwards was handed a community order. They had all pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Manchester Crown Square.

The court heard how Irving was the kingpin behind the illegal operation.

Between September 15th and October 20th 2016, he would use rented cars to travel around areas searching for expensive cars as well as transporting other organised crime group members who committed the burglaries with him.

The thieves would always strike overnight while the homeowners were asleep. Irving would drive or direct the stolen vehicles back to the Manchester area before they were fitted with false plates and sold on.

Brindley was involved in a burglary in Hyde on October 20th in which 16 plate BMW 3 series was stolen. The same car taken from Hyde was then pursued by police through Bolton while Brindley was the driver. He crashed into a vehicle carrying young children and knocked the driver unconscious. He fled the scene but was arrested nearby.

Burglaries carried out by offenders in the Tameside and Glossop area include:

17 September 2016: Glossop – 62 plate Audi A4, 62 plate VW Golf were taken

18 September 2016 : Glossop – 14 plate BMW 316d stolen

5 October 2016: Stalybridge – 15 plate Renault Clio and jewellery taken

20 October 2016: Hyde – 16 plate BMW and bank cards stolen

Samuel Irving was handed a sentence of five years and eight months after admitting conspiracy to commit burglary. Kyle Brindley pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and driving without a licence. He received a three year sentence and also received a three year driving ban which will begin upon his release. Finally, Mark Edwards pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and was given a 12-month community order.

Detective Constable Christopher Horsfield, from GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “These men let their arrogance get the better of them by leaving a trail of evidence for our officers to identify their roles in these offences.

“This even went as far as Irving posing for photos in front of the stolen vehicles.

“The sentences handed to these men today are the result of a meticulous investigation by officers from both GMP and Derbyshire.

“We have not only stopped them in their tracks but we have also dismantled an organised crime group that benefitted from the losses of innocent people.

“I hope this case shows just how seriously we take burglaries. The public should be confident in our ability to thoroughly investigate these offences and find the people responsible.”