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Five others also sentencedA man from Wigan has been jailed for seven years at Liverpool Crown Court this week (Tuesday, July 10) for robbery.
The sentence follows a 18 month-long investigation by officers from Titan (North West Regional Organised Crime Unit) into a group of criminals who conspired to rob a drug dealer from St Helens.
The following were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on 22nd August 2011 for their roles in the conspiracy:
Following the sentencing Detective Superintendent Jason Hudson, Head of Operations for Titan, said: "This sentence sees an organised criminal, who is also known as 'Leggy Pownall', taken off the streets of the North West.
"Our commitment at Titan to bring him to justice has been determined and prolonged.
In sentencing Pownall Judge Aubrey said Pownall was " a ruthless criminal who instigated a well planned, organised robbery which was evidenced by his involvement with a corrupt Merseyside Police Officer........Pownall was the organiser and instigator of the robbery not the executor...... he had an appalling criminal record."
Pownall had previously been featured in a Sunday People story called "Bad Fellas" as one of the North West's top organised criminals.