Unpaid work order for Wigan stolen car handler

A Wigan man who finally admitted to fencing a £40,000 stolen car has been spared an immediate spell behind bars.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 2:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 3:01 pm

Connor Bentley, 27, of Cranberry Court, Ashton-in-Makerfield, had previously appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates to plead not guilty to handling a stolen Range Rover Sport belonging to Matthew Bamford on August 20. But on his first appearance before a Bolton Crown Court judge he changed his plea to guilty.

Returning for sentence Bentley was given a two-year custodial term but it was suspended for 18 months.

He was also ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,250 in court costs.

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