Prolific offender sentenced for handling stolen goods

Issued on 5/1/18 at 4:22 p.m.

A prolific offender who was caught on CCTV driving a stolen Lamborghini has been jailed.

Oliver George Le Butt Seal, 28 and of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and handling stolen goods at a hearing at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (4 January) and was sentenced to two years and 10 months.

The charges related to an incident where a car was stolen from an address on Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, on 11 July last year.

The Lamborghini, which was fitted with tracking equipment, was traced to the Troon Industrial Estate on the same day where it had been abandoned.

An investigation was launched and Le Butt Seal was seen on CCTV using the car in and around Thurmaston on the afternoon of 11 July.

Detective Constable Beth Wesson, the investigating officer, said: “We were able to trace the vehicle’s whereabouts due to the tracking equipment it had been fitted with.

“This meant that we were able to search relevant CCTV footage, which showed Le Butt Seal driving the stolen vehicle.

“He has a previous history of offending and was out on licence. He was subsequently recalled to prison, where he will now serve a further sentence.

“We would encourage owners of high-value vehicles to remain vigilant and make sure that they have tracking equipment fitted.”

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