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Ceva Logistics truckers jailed over £10,000 theft

Ceva Logistics has sharpened its security after two of its lorry drivers were jailed for a £10,000 theft.

HGV drivers Christopher Price, 62, and 64-year-old Barry Hind, who both worked for Ceva Logistics in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, have been sent to prison after they stole cargo they were delivering to Tesco sites in Norwich and Lowestoft.

The truckers were caught loading Tesco goods from a Ceva lorry into their own vehicles in a lay-by on the A47 at Wisbech on 5 August 2010.

Among the £10,000 stolen haul were 216 packets of Jaffa Cakes, six cases of wine, and Sportex clothes items. Goods had also been stolen on separate other occasions, the offenders confirmed.

The offenders claimed they originally planned the thefts for fear they were going to be made redundant, but Price said he carried on because "it almost became addictive".

Speaking at Cambridge Crown Court, Judge Anthony Bale said the duo were a disgrace to their colleagues in the lorry driving profession.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Ceva, says: "Ceva co-operated fully with the police investigation. Since then, Ceva has further improved the security of its operation at the site in a number of ways, including increased trailer security and more accurate stock takes."

Hind, of Wisbech St Mary, was jailed for three months, and Price, of March, was sentenced to four months in prison.

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