Ryan Kelly, aged 20, from Leahill Croft in Chelmsley Wood, was jailed for six months after admitting looting £3,500 worth of cigarettes from a city newsagent.
David Beswick, of Anson Street, Eccles, who the court heard had been given a 37in television to put in his car, was jailed for 18 months for handling stolen goods.
Stephen Carter, of James Street, Salford, was caught in King Street, Manchester, with a bag of clothes and shoes worth £500. He was sentenced to 16 months in jail for theft by finding.
Callum Marley, 20, who planned to ‘get something nice’ but found there was nothing left to steal by the time he joined a mob in Cash Generator. Marley crawled under broken shutters after looters swamped the Cash Generator pawnbrokers at Oldham Street. He cut himself on glass going in and left an incriminating speck of blood on an ornament. He was jailed for 16 months.
Two Tory peers who were jailed for fraudulently claiming thousands of pounds of parliamentary expenses have been released early after serving only a quarter of their sentences.
Lord Hanningfield, a former frontbench opposition spokesperson and leader of Essex county council, was jailed in July this year after a jury at Chelmsford crown court found him guilty of £13,379-worth of expenses fraud. He was spotted last week by his local paper walking with his dog in his home village of West Hanningfield, Essex.
According to the Press Association, Lord Taylor of Warwick, who was jailed in May for 12 months after fiddling £11,000 of taxpayers’ money, is also out on early release.