South Lincolnshire farms have been hit hard by rural crime this year, with more than £2million worth of damage done since January.
Wisbech: Jailed Drug Dealer Fined £30,000
A 63 year-old man from Wisbech, who is presently 18 months into a 2 year jail term for drug dealing - has now been told to pay £30,000 from his proceeds of crime.
Keith Finch, of Ramnoth Road, Wisbech, was jailed for two years for possession with intent to supply class A drugs at Cambridge Crown Court in April last year.
Police had discovered heroin worth £3,970 at his home, together with cutting agent and more than £10,000 in cash following a warrant in July 2010.
He admitted the charge but claimed he was looking after the drugs for another man.
At Cambridge Crown Court, a confiscation order has now been granted for £30,000 against Finch.
e has been given 12 months to pay the order or faces a further 12-month prison sentence.
Financial Investigator Malcolm Ewles says: "Finch was found to have benefitted from £30,000 through his criminal activity. This should send a strong message that crime does not pay and we will continue to chase money and assets made from criminal activity long after offenders have been convicted."
Network Rail Use Dedicated Rail Crane To Start Lifting De-railed Wagons At Manea
Two fairground workers have pleaded not guilty to charges they face over the death of a school girl on a bouncy castle in Essex.
It's hoped passenger trains will be running on the Ely to Peterborough line again by Monday.
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