Picture: Rex Features
Picture: Rex Features

Five men have received prison sentences of between 16 and 44 months for the theft of a trailer containing £20,000 worth of Jammie Dodgers.

The trailer was taken from Burton’s food factory in Torfaen on 17 June last year, after the gang had travelled from Liverpool to Gwent to carry out the theft, Cardiff Crown Court heard this week.

The thieves gained access to the factory in stolen vehicles, posing as DHL delivery staff.

Clockwise from top left: Stephen Burrows, Paul Michael Price, Kieron Ian Price, Aaron Thomas Walsh and Anthony Edgeton

Their trailer was later found in a lay-by on the M62 motorway, with all the contents emptied.

As the defendants left the dock, one was heard saying:

Does anyone want a biscuit?

We can't be sure, given the fluctuations in packaging and prices, but the theft, by our calculations, equates to roughly 240,000 Jammie Dodgers.

So they probably had a few spare.

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