Three thieves who stole children's presents from underneath Christmas trees in a three hour road-trip from Derby to the West Midlands, have been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court.
The trio broke into three properties in Burton-on-Trent, Fazeley and Sutton Coldfield before police stopped the van near Birmingham Airport using a stinger, following a pursuit.
They were yesterday sentenced for a combined total of more than 11 years for their string of thefts on December 8.
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Police were called to The Shannon Inn in Hawkesley Square in Birmingham around 1.40am.
Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom announced the government funded scheme to enhance Burton's existing flood defences.
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