Man admits playing part in £38,000 whiskey raid in Northamptonshire

Crown Court GV'
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A man has admitted being part of a gang that stole £38,000 of Irish whiskey from a location on a main road in Northamptonshire.

On November 4 2013, Ashley Holmes was one of a group of men who took “numerous boxes” of Clontarf Irish Whiskey from am area on the A14, which were the property of the company Express Delivery Service.

The 25-year-old, of Belle Isle Road, Leeds, is also awaiting sentence for an armed robbery offence and for a charge of failing to surrender to the custody of court on January 9 this year.

He appeared at Northampton Crown Court yesterday to plead guilty to the theft offence.

Recorder Adrian Jack adjourned sentencing until Friday (July 17) at Leeds Crown Court, where homes will be sentenced for all three matters.

Holmes was remanded in custody until then.