R v Neagu & Munteanu (Fleet Street burglary)

Philip Stott was instructed for the prosecution (as sole junior) in the case of R v Florin Neagu and Sorin Munteanu.

The defendants were accused of participating in the burglary of the historic George Attenborough and Sons jewellers located on the corner of Fleet Street and Chancery Lane on 23/24 March 2019. The burglars drilled through solid masonry walls, firstly by mistake into a basement branch of William Hill, and then into the rear office of the jewellers, whereupon they stole £300,000 worth of jewellery. The two defendants were convicted after 32 minutes and each received sentences of imprisonment for 6 years. A third defendant, Nicolae Sisca, pleaded guilty last year and received a sentence of 4.5 years.

The case has been reported in the press and can be accessed here - Daily Mail, The Standard and ITV.

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