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Two sentenced over sports car theft

Two men have been sentenced for their part in the theft of a sports car in Buckinghamshire. Jack Pickton of Gomms Wood Close in Buckinghamshire, and Asif Parvez of Gilliat Road in Slough have been told to complete unpaid work.

It's after a hire company car was reported stolen, and later found stripped.

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The car was found completely stripped Credit: Thames Valley Police

Both were ordered to pay £300 towards the costs of the prosecution as well as a victim surcharge of £60.

Det Con Austin Parry, officer investigating, said: "CCTV footage, as well as information from the hire company, played a significant part in this investigation.

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The car was found completely stripped Credit: Thames Valley Police

"Both men were for example seen purchasing a cutting blade from a store in Slough prior to the car then being stripped and cut. I believe the pair committed the crime to make money by selling the car's parts and panels."

Watch out: car thieves about

There's been a spate of car thefts in the town of Wokingham, in Berkshire. Three vehicles were broken into in Orchard Close and another in Grovelands Road.

Two other incidents were discovered by police but were not reported by the victims at the time. Most of the thefts took place overnight, and cash, tools and items were stolen from glove boxes. Some of the cars were left insecure.

Police say they're staggered by the number of cars left unlocked, providing easy pickings for thieves.

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