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.
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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