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Cable thieves jailed after high-speed chase.

TWO thieves who stole pounds 20,000 worth of cable were jailed after trying to flee cops "at breakneck speed."

Michael Hughes and accomplice Gareth Huxtable tried to escape after they targeted a telecommunications plant in Whitland, Carmarthenshire, Swansea Crown Court heard. John Lloyd, prosecuting, said they took 700 metres of underground cable and 350 metres of aerial cable which they bundled into a van. When police chased them down the A48 Hughes accelerated to "breakneck speed," before being arrested.

Hughes, 31, of Penlan, Swansea, and Huxtable, 32, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to theft. Hughes also admitted dangerous driving.

Judge Keith Thomas jailed Hughes for 68 weeks and Huxtable for 34, to run consecutive to a 108 week sentence he was already serving.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 30, 2011
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