Five charged after M42 heavy goods lorry incident - The Solihull Observer

Five charged after M42 heavy goods lorry incident

Solihull Editorial 12th Sep, 2023   0

FIVE men have been charged after being arrested on the M42 on Friday (September 8) when officers stopped a heavy goods vehicle on cloned plates.

The lorry had failed to stop for police and was stung just before junction 7 and again at junction 9, where it came to a halt.

Police found 200 crates of stolen spirits worth £85,000 on board the lorry.

A police vehicle was rammed and several other cars were hit during the incident, with one officer suffering broken ribs and another sustained a back injury.

Adam Leek, aged 40, was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, two counts of assault of an emergency worker, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Reiss Crombie, aged 32, James Delaney, aged 36, Samuel Hall, aged 29, and 22-year-old Joshua Selvey were also charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, along with possession of cannabis for Hall and Selvey.

All five men are from Birmingham.

They appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday and Leek and Hall were remanded in custody.

The other three were released on conditional bail to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on October 9.


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