Potteries brothers are sentenced for conspiracy to target Moorlands farms

TWO brothers from Stoke-on-Trent have been sentenced for their part in a conspiracy to steal from farms across the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Jordan and Norman Frost pleaded guilty, along with their friend Dominic Daniels, to charges of conspiracy to burgle and conspiracy to steal in relation to the crimes, which took place between November 2016 and January 2017.

Jordan Frost, 25, and Norman Frost, 28, both of Hollywall Lane, Goldenhill; and Dominic Daniels, 23, of Thornley Road, Burslem, were sentenced to 18 months suspended for 18 months for conspiracy to burgle and 12 months suspended for 18 months for conspiracy to steal.

Property, including batteries and power tools, which were taken from farms across the Moorlands were discovered in searches.

They were also ordered to complete a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement, 200 hours of unpaid work and an accredited thinking skills programme.

They were also told to pay a victim surcharge of £170 and costs of £600 at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court .

Chief Inspector Mark Thorley, Area Commander for Staffordshire Moorlands Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We will not tolerate offenders who think they can treat farms and outbuildings as easy targets and we will continue to work to bring them before the courts.”