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Former union leader sentenced to four years in prison

Neil Greatrex arriving at court for the trial Photo: ITV Central News

Former union leader Neil Greatrex, who was found guilty of stealing £150,000 from a miner's charity has been sentenced to four years in prison.

He stole the money from the Nottinghamshire Miners Home charity, where he was a trustee, between 2000 and 2005.

During that time he made home improvements to his own property and then billed it to the nursing home.

Greatrex, 60, led the breakaway Union of Democratic Miners after the 1984-85 strike.

The UDM's general secretary, Mick Stevens, was cleared of similar charges after admitting to signing cheques under the impression the money was going to the care home.

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