By Day by day Mail Journalist
Updated: 01:43 BST, 26 November 2010
Two blundering robbers were imprisoned recently for a brave attack which cleared out two of their pack dead after being hit by a train.
Thieves Liam Xuereb, 22, what’s more, Anthony Thomas, 23, utilized quad bicycles to escape along a railroad line with a Â£40,000 pull of stolen ski jackets.
But their companions Trevor Davies, 20, what’s more, David Cooper, 24, were hit by the speeding train, slaughtering them instantly.
Killed by a speeding train: Pack individuals David Cooper what’s more, Trevor Davies
Smashed: One of the destroyed quad bicycles hit by a prepare is taken off the line by rail workers
Xuereb what’s more, Thomas were both imprisoned for three a long time after conceding the theft at a Go Outside store in Roath, Cardiff.
Prosecutor Julian Greenwood said: ‘CCTV film appeared four individuals on quad bicycles cutting a gap in the back fence of the store’s compound.
‘Once inside they gotten rails full of coats what’s more, garments what’s more, stacked them onto the bikes. They were getting away along a railroad track at the point when there was a crash with a train.’
Cardiff Crown Court heard the unsheduled prepare was voyaging at 68 mph on the London Paddington to Swansea line.
Mr Greenwood added: ‘The driver recollects a streak of white light what’s more, a huge jar as the prepare lifted itself off theÂ tracks.
‘He halted what’s more, radioed for help. The police arrived what’s more, found Davies’ what’s more, Cooper’s bodies in undergrowth next to the line.’Â
An examination jury afterward returned decisions of unplanned demise on the men.
The court heard the four companions from Llanrumney, Cardiff, arranged to make ‘easy money’ by offering the stolen coats in the run up to Christmas, 2009.
Judge Patrick Curran, QC told the two survivors: ‘The two youthful men slaughtered were your close friends.
‘The peril of your direct was illustrated by the misfortune of their lives.’Â
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