North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Operation Decker

4 men found guilty of the theft of high value HGV’s and trailers from business premises throughout the UK.

In March 2013 this group were responsible for the theft of a HGV tractor unit from a business premise located at Immingham Docks, Humberside.

Throughout the next 4 weeks they used that tractor unit to facilitate further thefts of trailers laden with high value metal.

On 9th June 2013 the group stole a HGV and trailer from the Ashfield area of Nottingham and drove it to Blaydon, Gateshead some 200 miles away where they used it to ram open the gates of a steel producing business.  Whilst in the process of loading steel onto the stolen trailer they were disturbed by passing police petrol and fled the scene.

The crime group have received prison sentences in excess of 12 years.

Convicted

Craig Price

Craig Price

3 Years 6 Months

John Watson

John Watson

3 Years 6 Months

Hayden Price

Hayden Price

2 Years 6 Months

Derek Dale

Derek Dale

2 Years 6 Months

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