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Bradford car gang prisoner escapes jail
7:50pm Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
A convicted burglar who was part of a Bradford-based crime gang that stole £4 million of luxury cars in raids across the north of England has absconded from prison.
Dean Doyle, of Bradford, disappeared from Thorn Cross open prison in Warrington last Thursday.
Police believe the 32-year-old is back in Bradford.
Doyle, then of Holme Wood, was one of 14 men – and one of five from Bradford – involved in the criminal trade which involved them stealing cars such as BMWs and Range Rovers, forging documents and registration plates, and selling the cars on to unsuspecting customers.
He was jailed for six years in December 2010 and was said to have stolen cars worth a total of £142,000.
In court at the time, it was said that Doyle had showed remorse for what he had done. In mitigation, Stephen Uttley described Doyle as a “family man”, who wanted to make a new start with his partner and young daughter.
Anyone who sees Doyle is advised by police not to approach him, but ring 999.