Jail for tractor cloning ring

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THE rural community has welcomed jail sentences for two men involved in the cloning of tractors stolen from farms across the country.

Edward Harrison, 26, of High Street, High Bentham, was jailed for 35 months after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods, fraud by false misrepresentation and making false statements.

Stuart Cartmell, 47, of Capenwray, was jailed for 19 months after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods and making false statements.

A third man, Adam Kirk, 37, of Halton Park, Halton, was given an eight-month sentence suspended for two years after pleading guilty to handling stolen goods.

See the Lancaster Guardian (25-02-11) for full story.