George Mason, Michelle Moore and Jeremy French (l-r)
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Southampton 'highly organised' eBay gang sentenced

A group of family members and friends has been jailed for their parts a "highly organised" criminal enterprise selling stolen goods on eBay.

The gang from Southampton and Eastleigh, Hampshire, were involved in a conspiracy to shoplift from Homebase and B&Q stores in 13 counties.

They are believed to have made more than £250,000 selling items such as showers, bathroom fittings and vacuum cleaners online.

Six men and four women were jailed. Two others avoided jail.

Speaking after the convictions, Det Con Alison Fraser, from Hampshire Police, said some of the gang members would throw the stolen items over the fences of the stores.