Thurrock men jailed after £1m stolen from lorries

TWOlorry4 men have been jailed for a combined ten years after nearly £1m was stolen from lorries in south-west Essex.

Following a seven-week trial at Chelmsford Crown Court, 38-year-old motor dealer Tommy Clampin from Dock Road in Grays and 40-year-old unemployed David Steingold from East Street in South Stifford were found guilty of conspiring to steal from lorries in Essex between June-October 2012 on Friday, May 16, with Richard Chapman pleading guilty to the offence earlier in the trial.

At Chelmsford Crown Court on Thursday, May 22, Tommy Clampin and David Steingold were sentenced to five years’ imprisonment each with the judge stating that they were “key players in an organised crime network”.

Richard Chapman, 38-year-old plant driver from Copper Beech Road in South Ockendon, failed to appear for sentencing so a warrant has now been issued for his arrest.

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