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Men sentenced for spate of thefts

Three men have been sentenced for a string burglaries and vehicle theft in the Thanet area of Kent.

Terry John Norman, 26, and Ricky Brian Norman, 26, both of Sanger Close, Margate, were sentenced to ten years and nine years in jail respectively.

Paul Iaonnou, 28, of West Crescent, County Durham, was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment.

All three men were arrested for a number of incidents that took place on the morning of April 19th, including the theft of a car, burglary and vehicle fire.

The three men all pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Canterbury Crown Court. Terry and Ricky Norman were both charged with aggravated burglary, burglary, two counts of vehicle theft and two counts of arson.

Paul Iaonnou was charged with burglary and aggravated vehicle theft.

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