South Yorkshire car thieves jailed for 24 years

Three men who stole high performance cars from across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire have been jailed, in total, for more than 24 years.

Grant Johnson, Dane Shaw and Karl Morley targeted a string of homes during an eight-month crime spree in 2012.

Karl Morley

Johnson, 28, formerly of Waltheof Road, Sheffield, Shaw, 25, formerly of Paddock Crescent, Sheffield, and Morley, 25, formerly of Spinkhill Road, Sheffield, were all charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and theft, in 2012 in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

Grant Johnson

They also faced an additional charge of conspiracy to commit theft of motor vehicles between the same dates.

Dane Shaw

The trio pleaded guilty to both offences at an earlier hearing in March and appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Wednesday 16 April where Morley was sentenced to nine years, Shaw eight years and Jonson seven and a half years.