£20k Burton’s biscuit theft: Three men charged

By Alice Foster contact

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A trailer laden with biscuits was stolen from Burton's factory in Wales
A trailer laden with biscuits was stolen from Burton's factory in Wales

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Three men have been charged with stealing a trailer containing biscuits worth about £20,000.

The trailer was taken from a Welsh factory owned by Burton’s Food, which makes Jammie Dodgers and Cadbury’s chocolate fingers, in June.

Three months after the biscuit raid, police have now charged three men with theft. Two of them were also charged with handling stolen goods.  

Raid in early hours

The vehicle laden with biscuits was stolen from the Burton’s factory on Ty Coch Way in Cwmbran, South Wales, at 3.10am on June 17.  

Police found the empty trailer in Warrington, Cheshire, later the same day.

Gwent Police said three men have been bailed to appear at Newport Magistrates Court on Tuesday September 29.

Men face theft charges​ 

Its statement said: “The 27-year-old man, from the Cheshire area, has been charged with three counts of theft, handling stolen goods and driving without insurance. 

“The 36-year-old man, from the Liverpool area, has been charged with two counts of theft, handling stolen goods and taking and driving away. 

“The 35-year-old man, from the Liverpool area, has been charged with two counts of theft.” 

Burton’s is the UK’s second largest biscuit supplier, making branded and own­-label biscuits. It bakes market-­leading brands such as Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels. 

The business, headquartered in St Albans, operates manufacturing sites in Cwmbran, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Llantarnam, and a chocolate refinery in Moreton. 

Timeline of events

  • Trailer stolen from Welsh factory at 3.10am on June 17
  • Police find the empty trailer in Cheshire later the same day
  • Three men due to appear in court on September 29

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