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Crime spree duo faces deportation after prison sentence

Two men from Essex who embarked on a day of crime across a 75-mile area of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire have been jailed at Lincoln Crown Court.

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Costel Copalea and his accomplice Marius Stanescu targeted victims in Stamford, Bourne and Sleaford as well as in Cambridgeshire in July.

Their intent was to steal mobile phones by distracting their victims, but although they were persistent, they only managed to take three, the court had heard.

They approached children as young as 12 and made sexually suggestive comments to a teenage girl during their spree.

They were eventually arrested in Northamptonshire the next day.

Copalea, 20, and Stanescu, 21, both of Manford Way, in Chigwell, Essex, each admitted a charge of conspiracy to steal.

Between them, the pair have previous convictions in five other European countries.

They were each jailed for 32 months and are likely to face deportation.

Severe disruption: A1 Cambridgeshire eastbound

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A1 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe disruption, at A14.

A1 Cambridgeshire - A1 in Brampton exit slip road partially blocked and queues on the exit slip road eastbound at Brampton Hut, because of a car that's broken down.

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Severe accident: A1 Cambridgeshire southbound

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A1 Cambridgeshire southbound severe accident, from A14 to A428.

A1 Cambridgeshire - A1 closed southbound from Brampton Hut in Brampton to the A428 junction in Wyboston, because of an accident.

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Severe accident: A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound

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A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe accident, from J20 to A1.

A14 Cambridgeshire - Lane closed on A14 eastbound from J20, Ellington to Brampton Hut, because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: A1 Cambridgeshire southbound

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A1 Cambridgeshire southbound severe disruption, from A14 to A428.

A1 Cambridgeshire - One lane closed on A1 southbound from Brampton Hut to the A428 junction, because of a break down.

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Severe disruption: A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound

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A14 Cambridgeshire eastbound severe disruption, from J20 to A1.

A14 Cambridgeshire - One lane blocked and it's slow on A14 eastbound from J20, Ellington to Brampton Hut, because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time