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Third gambling machine selfie raider jailed

Wayne Shiel Image copyright North Yorkshire Police
Image caption Wayne Shiel, from Doncaster, was jailed for 27 months for his part in the raids

A third member of a gang who photographed themselves after stealing thousands of pounds from gambling machines has been jailed.

Wayne Shiel, from Doncaster, 35, was jailed for 27 months at Bradford Crown Court after admitting conspiracy to steal at an earlier hearing.

He was part of a gang which took posing and grinning selfies after the thefts.

Benjamin Robinson, 30, and Daniel Hutchinson, 24, were sentenced earlier this month.

Image caption The selfies were posted on social media including Facebook

North Yorkshire Police said the men wore balaclavas to disguise themselves during the fruit machine raids, which they carried out across the UK.

They were caught after police stopped their car near Skipton in 2014 for speeding.

During a search of their Vauxhall Insignia, police discovered more than a thousand £1 coins and £2,000 in notes.

Image copyright North Yorkshire Police
Image caption Police discovered more than 1,000 £1 coins and £2,000 in notes stolen from fruit machines across the country

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