A TOP-of-the-range Audi RS Q3 valued at £58,000 which was stolen from a Chipping Campden address was recovered by police in Birmingham as two men tried to hide it, a court was told.
At Cheltenham Magistrates Court Adrian Peach, 32, of Stone Avenue, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, denied dishonestly receiving the vehicle on April 6 knowing that it had been stolen.
He was allegedly found with the vehicle at the Deykin Industrial Estate in Deykin Avenue in Birmingham.
Daniel McGonnell, 30, of Brownfield Road, Shard End, Birmingham, admitted the same offence.
Prosecutor Graham Dono told the court that the Audi was owned by Michael Hiard and had a distinctive personalised number plate, H1 ARD. It was recovered at Deykin Industrial Estate in Deykin Avenue in Birmingham.
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District Judge Joti Bopa Rai sentenced McGonnell to a 12-month community order which includes 140 hours of unpaid work. He also ordered McGonnell to pay £95 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.
Tarig Khan, for Peach, who appeared via video link from Gloucestershire Police’s custody unit, said: “Peach denies he knew the vehicle was stolen. He has since been recalled to prison. There is no application for bail.”
Peach was told he faces trial at Gloucester Crown Court. He was remanded in custody until his next hearing on May 15.